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View synonyms for counterfoil

counterfoil

[ koun-ter-foil ]

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.


counterfoil

/ ˈkaʊntəˌfɔɪl /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of counterfoil1

First recorded in 1700–10; counter- + foil 2

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Example Sentences

But modernity, its machines, objectivity and industry, produced its counterfoil within Holmes as well.

The counterfoil of a tradesman's paying-in book showed £100 with which he was not credited in the books of the bank.

Yes, there was the counterfoil, fresh as a new wound, from which indeed his bank account was profusely bleeding.

Idly I picked up the cheque-book—and absently fingered the leaves—then my eye caught a counterfoil where I had chanced to open it.

In the face of this, Falder, do you still deny that you altered both cheque and counterfoil?

Very well, then, how do you account for the fact that this nought was added to the nine in the counterfoil on or after Tuesday?

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