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cheque

a BILL OF EXCHANGE drawn on a banker, payable on demand. A cheque operates as a mandate or authority to the drawee's bank to pay the party named as drawer and debit the account of its customer, the drawer. Cheques are essentially negotiable instruments and may be negotiated by indorsement. The Bills of Exchange Act 1882, however, provides that a cheque may be crossed. In this case the cheque should be presented for payment by a bank (rather than the person named as drawee). If accompanied by the words ‘not negotiable’, this has the effect that the cheque cannot be negotiated, and the words ‘account payee’ or ‘account payee only’ mean that the cheque cannot be passed on to another.
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You have no assurance that we will live up to our agreement other than my word, but you have before you the assurance that we can make short work of you if you do not write out the cheque we demand.
You see, therefore, that you may only save the life of your son by saving your own, and you can only save your own by giving us the cheque we ask.
That they would permit him to live after he had appended his name to the cheque never occurred to him as being within the realms of probability.
Finally the ape-man wrote out his cheque for a larger sum than stood to his credit at the bank.
The Sergeant looked at the cheque, and lifted up his dismal eyebrows in acknowledgment of her ladyship's liberality.
The cheque was written by the little gentleman, and pocketed by Mr.
Dear Sirs,--"We beg to acknowledge 10 pounds received and to return cheque of
Any alternative approach that suggests the decriminalisation of bounced cheques in the UAE cannot be applied overnight.
Paper cheques fell out of favour with banks as they were costly to process and need to be stored afterwards, yet they remained popular with customers, particularly the elderly.
I've never had a problem before with cashing cheques in Irish when I've used the Santander branch in Belfast, so I couldn't believe it when there was such a fuss.
Mauritius is to shortly introduce the Cheque Truncation System (CTS) - a modern system for clearing cheques.
NOBODY has a clue what might replace them, but cheques almost certainly moved a step closer to extinction this week amid angry accusations that high street banks want to kill them off to boost profits - and fatten their wretched bonuses.