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checkoff

[ chek-awf, -of ]
/ ˈtʃɛkˌɔf, -ˌɒf /
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noun

the collection of union dues by employers through compulsory deduction from each worker's wages.
a voluntary contribution from one's income tax for a specific purpose, as the public financing of election campaigns, made by checking off the appropriate box on a tax return.
Football. audible (def. 2).

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Origin of checkoff

1910–15, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase check off
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British Dictionary definitions for checkoff

check off

verb (tr, adverb)

to mark with a tick
to deduct (union contributions) directly from an employee's pay

noun check-off

a procedure whereby an employer deducts union contributions directly from an employee's pay and pays the money to the union
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Idioms and Phrases with checkoff

check off

Mark as entered, or examined and passed, as in He checked off their names as they arrived. [Early 1800s]

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