counterfoil

[koun-ter-foil]
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noun Chiefly British.
  1. a part of a bank check, money order, etc., that is kept by the issuer and on which a record of the transaction is made; stub.

Origin of counterfoil

First recorded in 1700–10; counter- + foil2
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counterfoil

noun
  1. British the part of a cheque, postal order, receipt, etc, detached and retained as a record of the transactionAlso called (esp US and Canadian): stub
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