[chek] /tʃɛk/

noun, British.
1 (def 24).
a bill of exchange drawn on a bank by the holder of a current account; payable into a bank account, if crossed, or on demand, if uncrossed
(Austral & NZ) the total sum of money received for contract work or a crop
(Austral & NZ) wages

see check.


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  • Cheque account

    noun 1. an account at a bank or a building society upon which cheques can be drawn

  • Chequebook

    /ˈtʃɛkˌbʊk/ noun 1. a book containing detachable blank cheques and issued by a bank or building society to holders of cheque accounts

  • Chequebook journalism

    noun 1. the practice of securing exclusive rights to material for newspaper stories by paying a high price for it, regardless of any moral implications such as paying people to boast of criminal or morally reprehensible activities

  • Cheque card

    noun 1. a card issued by a bank or building society, guaranteeing payment of a customer’s cheques up to a stated value: may also function as a cash card or debit card or both

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