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cheque

[chek] /tʃɛk/
noun, British.
1.
check1 (def 24).
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  • At the head of the stairs Linda took the cheque that she carried and tore it into bits.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • I found the cheque I wrote you when I got home this afternoon.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • She opened it and without any preliminaries handed it and the cheque to the banker.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • He looked at the cheque speculatively, and then laid it aside and read the letter.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Endorse this cheque 'Jane Meredith' and make it payable to me personally.

    Her Father's Daughter Gene Stratton-Porter
  • He picked up the cheque from the Cottenham Repertory Theatre.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • I'll write out the cheque as soon as the waiters clear away the débris.

    One Day's Courtship Robert Barr
  • You will have to write a cheque for the twenty-five thousand pounds.

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • You see, this cheque is crossed, and will go into your banking account.

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • An other cheque will have to be drawn to get the money out.'

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
British Dictionary definitions for cheque

cheque

/tʃɛk/
noun
1.
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
2.
(Austral & NZ) the total sum of money received for contract work or a crop
3.
(Austral & NZ) wages
Word Origin
C18: from check, in the sense: a means of verification
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for cheque
n.

see check.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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