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stale cheque

A cheque that, in the UK, has not been presented for payment within six months of being written. The bank will not honour it, returning it marked ‘out of date’.

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

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2014

... cheque A cheque that, in the UK, has not been presented for payment within six months of being written. The bank will not honour it, returning it marked ‘out of...

stale cheque

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
32 words

... cheque A cheque that, in the UK, has not been presented for payment within six months of being written. The bank will not honour it, returning it marked ‘out of...

stale cheque

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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32 words

... cheque A cheque that, in the UK, has not been presented for payment within six months of being written. The bank will not honour it, returning it marked ‘out of...

stale cheque

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

... cheque A cheque that, in the UK, has not been presented for payment within six months of being written. The bank will not honour it, returning it marked ‘out of...

stale cheque

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A cheque that, in the UK, has not been presented for payment within six months of being written. The bank will not honour it, returning it marked ‘out of date’.
staleness

staleness  

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(of cheques, offences and convictions)Passage of time, expressed as staleness, may affect the legal status of actions and transactions. Thus a stale cheque (one more than 15 months old ...
holder in due course

holder in due course  

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The holder of a negotiable instrument such as a cheque or bill of exchange which ‘was complete and regular on the face of it’; ‘was not a stale cheque’; was ...
cheque

cheque  

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(USA:A bill of exchange or a draft on a bank that is drawn against funds held at the institution to pay a specified sum to the recipient. A cheque ...
cheque

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

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2014

...to the drawer because of insufficient funds in the writer’s account. With the rise of electronic payment systems the use of cheques has fallen dramatically since the 1990s and most UK and European retailers no longer accept this form of payment. Cheques are still widely used in the USA, where the word is spelled check . See also bank draft ; cheques act 1992 ; returned cheque ; stale cheque ; traveller’s cheque...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...back to the drawer because of insufficient funds in the writer’s account. With the rise of electronic payment systems the use of cheques has fallen dramatically since the 1990s and most UK and European retailers no longer accept this form of payment. Cheques are still widely used in the USA (where the word is spelled check ). See also bank draft ; cheques act 1992 ; returned cheque ; stale cheque ; traveller’s cheque...

cheque

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
309 words

...it. However, the drawer may impose a maximum by writing ‘under £…’ on the cheque. A rubber cheque is one that is ‘bounced’ back to the drawer because of insufficient funds in the writer’s account. With the rise of electronic payment systems the use of cheques has fallen dramatically since the 1990s and most UK and European retailers no longer accept this form of payment. Cheques are still widely used in the USA (where the word is spelled check ). See also bank draft ; stale cheque...

cheque

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
261 words

...the use of cheques has fallen dramatically since the 1990s and most UK and European retailers no longer accept this form of payment. Cheques are still widely used in the USA (where the word is spelled check ). See also marked cheque ; returned cheque ; stale cheque...

whack

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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...Trade ( 1975 ) 72: You know what that son of a bitch whacked me for Maine? Five hundred a day and expenses. ▪ In phrases in whack (with) taking (equal) shares. 1929 E. Dahlberg Bottom Dogs 45: They had been in ‘whack’ with each other, divvied up marbles, shoelaces, and stale doughnuts they had crooked from Becker's Bakery. whack the grievances ( v. ) ( UK Und. ) to share expenses. c. 1850 Duncombe New and Improved Flash Dict. n.p.: Whack the grievances to divide or share the...

bum

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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2,613 words

...Sl. Mar. 1: bummin' – depressed. 6 unfair; as adv., unfairly. 1900 A.H. Lewis ‘Crime That Failed’ in Sandburrs 81: It was d' bummest finish, all d' same. 1905 H. Green Actors' Boarding House ( 1906 ) 70: I suttenly know I'm bein' used bum in this act! 7 of food, stale, bad, ‘off’. 1930 W.R. Burnett Iron Man 293: Why did he feel slightly sick at his stomach? Maybe he had eaten some bum food. 1956 ‘ Ed Lacy ’ Men from the Boys ( 1967 ) 15: I've had some bum food and my stomach won't let me sleep. 1960, 1975 Wentworth & Flexner ...

cow

cow n. 1   Reference library

Green's Dictionary of Slang

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2011
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... I should've been born , hissed Unborn Twin, not you, you cow . 2 a prostitute. 1607 Dekker & Webster Northward Hoe IV i: Are you a towne cowe and confesse you beare calues. 1612 Passenger of Benvenuto 315: Friendly wenches, cowes, women of sale, young Frighters, stales, or bawdes [N]. 1654 T. Killigrew Thomaso Pt II I ii: A young longing Lover, that would onely have tasted of her Milk; what a jadish Cowes trick was that to kick down the pail. 1859 Matsell Vocabulum 21: cow A dilapidated prostitute. 1936 J. Curtis Gilt Kid ...

staleness

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
144 words

...staleness (of cheques, offences and convictions) Passage of time, expressed as staleness, may affect the legal status of actions and transactions. Thus a stale cheque (one more than 15 months old, appearing on its face to have been drawn more than 15 months before: Cheques Act 1986 (Cth) s 3(5)), is treated as expired. A stale offence is one that was committed many years before coming to trial. Leniency will not necessarily be extended but courts may sentence according to legislative policy current at the time of offence rather than at the time of...

holder in due course

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
Length:
87 words

...holder in due course The holder of a negotiable instrument such as a cheque or bill of exchange which ‘was complete and regular on the face of it’; ‘was not a stale cheque’; was not crossed and marked ‘not negotiable’; and the holder took it in good faith, for value, and without notice of dishonour or defect: Bills of Exchange Act 1909 (Cth) s 34(1); Cheques Act 1986 (Cth) s 50. The holder is entitled to payment of the amount shown on the face of the...

stale

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
205 words
stale-dated

stale-dated adjective   Reference library

The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

Reference type:
English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
37 words
chèque

chèque m   Reference library

Oxford Business French Dictionary: French-English

Reference type:
Bilingual Dictionary
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Bilingual dictionaries
Length:
183 words

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