Very frequently banks have been obliged to stop payment; that is, to refuse to perform their promises.
And I've just telephoned to the Wellmouth Bank to stop payment on those checks.
Nowadays, if you lose your savings-bank book all you have to do is to notify the bank to stop payment on it.
"And stop payment on it," said the crank with a cunning look.
Is he bound to stop payment at the end of that partial experiment, and treat the problem as one therein solved?
There's been a run on the bank till they are forced to stop payment.
Perhaps the Chinese system is the best; they pay their doctor while they are well, and stop payment as long as they are ill.
I am literally in this position—take the money, and I must stop payment the next moment.
If there was no 171 other way, it would force me to stop payment and inform my employer.
And I suppose that by the time hed pulled himself together again and tried to stop payment on that check you had it cashed.