passbook

[ pas-boo k, pahs- ]
/ ˈpæsˌbʊk, ˈpɑs- /

noun

a bankbook.
(formerly) a small book or ledger for each customer in which a merchant keeps a record of goods sold on credit and the amounts owed and paid.
South African. reference book(def 2).

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Origin of passbook

First recorded in 1820–30; pass + book
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British Dictionary definitions for passbook

passbook
/ (ˈpɑːsˌbʊk) /

noun

a book for keeping a record of withdrawals from and payments into a building society
another name for bankbook
a customer's book in which is recorded by a trader a list of credit sales to that customer
(formerly in South Africa) an official document serving to identify the bearer, his race, his residence, and his employment
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