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money order

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

First recorded in 1795–1805
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Related Words for money order

bill, debenture, coupon, IOU, receipt, warrant, order, bond, cheque

Examples from the Web for money order

Historical Examples of money order

  • The money-order I am enclosing with this, will cancel the note, but not the many debts, I owe you.

    The Book of Khalid

    Ameen Rihani

  • And with this he opened the door, taking hurriedly from her hand the letter and the money-order.

    One Of Them

    Charles James Lever

  • Boheme is not down on the map, because it is not a money-order post-office.

  • In 1792 a money-order office was set on foot for the first time.

    Post Haste

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • There is a desk for the money-order clerk, and drawers in which postage-stamps are kept.

    Her Majesty's Mails

    William Lewins


British Dictionary definitions for money order

money order

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