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counter check

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noun
  1. a blank check available in a bank for the use of a depositor in making a withdrawal from that bank.
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Origin of counter check

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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Related Words for counter check

invalidate, reverse, neutralize, void, undo, disallow, nullify, belie, vitiate, disprove, rebut, annihilate, subdue, redress, counterbalance, offset, negate, overcome, restore, vindicate

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Historical Examples of counter check

  • The "counter-check quarrelsome" would have been welcome enough.

    Captain Desmond, V.C.

    Maud Diver

  • This as counter-check to his tendency to flee, leaving me in sole charge.

    The Land of Footprints

    Stewart Edward White

  • They dominated without possibility of counter-check and an entire generation tolerated this condition during that terrible period.

  • The 80th captured the gun, and the enemy, dismayed by this counter-check, did not venture to press on further.