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money order

noun

  1. an order for the payment of money, as one issued by one bank or post office and payable at another.


money order

noun

  1. a written order for the payment of a sum of money, to a named payee, obtainable and payable at a post office Also called (in Britain and certain other countries)postal order


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Word History and Origins

Origin of money order1

First recorded in 1795–1805

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Example Sentences

According to a May 2020 Federal Reserve report, 16 percent of US adults were underbanked in 2019, meaning they had a traditional bank account, but also used alternative financial services like check cashing services, money orders, and payday loans.

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He called his dad, who said in an interview with ProPublica and The Tribune that police told him he could pay with a money order that night.

The suppliers were often paid through packages stuffed with cash sent through the mail or with money orders through Western Union, prosecutors said.

The high costs in personal time are simply not worth it to save a few bucks on a money order.

One having to do with a received money order, and the other instance having to do with the filing of a telegram.

Does the telegram indicate what sort of identification was produced by the person to whom the money order was paid?

None of them was a money order message that Lewis could identify as being a money order of the type Hamblen was describing.

He could not pay the money order because the recipient could not produce suitable identification.

I have discussed the matter with Mr. Lewis regarding the money order which he was having difficulty in paying.

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