certified check


a check bearing a guarantee of payment by the bank on which the check is drawn.

Nearby words

  1. certificates of deposit,
  2. certification,
  3. certification mark,
  4. certified,
  5. certified accountant,
  6. certified mail,
  7. certified milk,
  8. certified pasteurized milk,
  9. certified professional secretary,
  10. certified public accountant

Origin of certified check

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80

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