Cheque definition

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The definition of cheque is the British spelling of the word "check" and refers to a written order directing a bank to pay money.

The check or written order that you write to tell your bank to pay your utility bill is an example of a cheque.

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(Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, UK) A draft directing a bank to pay money to a named person or entity.

I was not carrying cash, so I wrote a cheque for the amount.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cheque
Plural:
cheques

Origin of cheque

  • Influenced by exchequer, from Old French eschequier (see further etymology at check).

    From Wiktionary