giro

[ jahy-roh ]
/ ˈdʒaɪ roʊ /

noun, plural gi·ros.

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giro
/ (ˈdʒaɪrəʊ) /

noun plural -ros

a system of transferring money within the financial institutions of a country, such as banks and post offices, by which bills, etc may be paid by filling in a giro form authorizing the debit of a specified sum from one's own account to the credit of the payee's account
British informal an unemployment or income support payment by giro cheque, posted fortnightly

Word Origin for giro

C20: ultimately from Greek guros circuit
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