Definitions for cheque
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word cheque.
check, bank check, chequeverb
a written order directing a bank to pay money
"he paid all his bills by check"
cheque, check outverb
withdraw money by writing a check
A note promising to pay money to a named person or entity.
I was not carrying cash, so I wrote a cheque for the amount.
Etymology: Influenced by exchequer, from eschequier (see further etymology at check).
A cheque, or check (American English; see spelling differences), is a document that orders a bank (or credit union) to pay a specific amount of money from a person's account to the person in whose name the cheque has been issued. The person writing the cheque, known as the drawer, has a transaction banking account (often called a current, cheque, chequing, checking, or share draft account) where the money is held. The drawer writes various details including the monetary amount, date, and a payee on the cheque, and signs it, ordering their bank, known as the drawee, to pay the amount of money stated to the payee. Although forms of cheques have been in use since ancient times and at least since the 9th century, they became a highly popular non-cash method for making payments during the 20th century and usage of cheques peaked. By the second half of the 20th century, as cheque processing became automated, billions of cheques were issued annually; these volumes peaked in or around the early 1990s. Since then cheque usage has fallen, being partly replaced by electronic payment systems, such as debit cards and credit cards. In an increasing number of countries cheques have either become a marginal payment system or have been completely phased out.
A cheque is a written order from a bank account holder, instructing their bank to pay a specific amount of money to a named beneficiary. It typically includes the payee's name, the issuer's signature, the date, and the amount to be transacted. Cheques serve as an alternative mode of payment to cash or electronic transfer, though their use has diminished due to the growth of digital banking.
A cheque is a document that orders a payment of money from a bank account. The person writing the cheque, the drawer, usually has a current account or checking account where their money was previously deposited. The drawer writes the various details including the monetary amount, date, and a payee on the cheque, and signs it, ordering their bank, known as the drawee, to pay that person or company the amount of money stated. Cheques are a type of bill of exchange and were developed as a way to make payments without the need to carry large amounts of money. While paper money evolved from promissory notes, another form of negotiable instrument, similar to cheques in that they were originally a written order to pay the given amount to whoever had it in their possession. Technically, a cheque is a negotiable instrument instructing a financial institution to pay a specific amount of a specific currency from a specified transactional account held in the drawer's name with that institution. Both the drawer and payee may be natural persons or legal entities. Specifically, cheques are order instruments, and are not in general payable simply to the bearer but must be paid to the payee. In some countries, such as the US, the payee may endorse the cheque, allowing them to specify a third party to whom it should be paid.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Check, chek, n. a money order on a banker payable at demand.—ns. Cheque′-book, a book containing cheque forms given by a bank to its customers; Cheq′uer, Check′er, a chess-board: alternation of colours, as on a chess-board: (pl.) draughts: chess-men.—v.t. to mark in squares of different colours: to variegate: interrupt.—adjs. Cheq′uered, Check′ered, variegated, like a chess-board: varying in character.—ns. Cheq′uer-work, any pattern having alternating squares of different colours; Blank′-cheque, a cheque signed by the owner, but without having the amount to be drawn indicated; Cross′-cheque, an ordinary cheque with two transverse lines drawn across it, which have the effect of making it payable only through a banker. [See Check.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
An office in dockyards. Cheque for muster, pay, provision, desertion, discharged, or dead--under DDD. or DSq^d.
Check vs. Cheque -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Check and Cheque.
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Rank popularity for the word 'cheque' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2050
Rank popularity for the word 'cheque' in Nouns Frequency: #1428
The numerical value of cheque in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of cheque in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
There is no blank cheque big enough to solve this problem.
I've been there since the beginning, we were given a clean sheet of paper and a $10 million cheque. We built this through blood, sweat and tears.
Yesterday is the cancelled cheque, tomorrow is the promisery note and today is the cash u have so spend it wisely .
There's a lot of teams that if somebody comes along with the right cheque, they would sell, not because they want to, but because commercially they probably think it would be the right thing to do.
More importantly than the fines, we are imposing conditions as well around methodology and training. In some ways writing a cheque is straightforward, but the actual conditions attached to the fine require clear action on the accounting firms to up their game.
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- taló, xecCatalan, Valencian
- cheque, talónSpanish
- talón, chequeGalician
- צ'ק, המחאה, שיקHebrew
- ávísun, tékkiIcelandic
- 수표, 手票Korean
- ček, чекSerbo-Croatian
- 支票, séc, chi phiếuVietnamese
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