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certified check

a check bearing a guarantee of payment by the bank on which the check is drawn.
Origin of certified check
An Americanism dating back to 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I will place a certified check for a sum of money exceeding $1,000 inside of a single paper envelope.

    Fasting Girls William Alexander Hammond
  • At the end a certified check was handed to me, and I passed it on to Knowlton.

    I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
  • To their surprise, the owners refused to accept the certified check, and announced that nothing but the money would do.

  • You'll find a certified check in the mail the day after I get the proper papers.

    Scattergood Baines Clarence Budington Kelland
  • And at that he threw down a certified check for the exact amount that had been agreed upon at their previous conference.

    The Railroad Problem Edward Hungerford
  • He drew the certified check from his wallet and scrutinized it carefully.

    Parrot & Co. Harold MacGrath
  • A certified check on the Bank of Burma needs no further recommendation.

    Parrot & Co. Harold MacGrath
  • Jameson, having secured his certified check, was losing little time putting through his deal for the Hawk.

    Motor Matt's Hard Luck Stanley R. Matthews
  • In Thursday's papers were printed the facsimile of a certified check for ten thousand dollars signed by H. R.

    H. R. Edwin Lefevre
  • From one of the letters dropped a certified check for five figures for a contract equal to five pages in the magazine.

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