money order


money order
money order n: an order issued by a post office, bank, or telegraph office for payment of a specified sum of money usu. at any branch of the issuing organization

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

money order
index check (instrument), draft, note (written promise to pay)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


money order
n.
A negotiable instrument purchased by the person who wants to pay a sum of money from a bank, post office, or other third party that makes its credit available, and made payable to a named recipient.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


money order
A draft for a specified amount of money, purchased from a post office, bank, telegraph office, or other authorized entity. The purchaser must prepay the amount shown on the money order, making it a trustworthy method of payment. Unlike a check, a money order cannot bounce.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • Money order — Order Or der, n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis. Cf. {Ordain}, {Ordinal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as: (a) Of material things, like the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Money order — postal money order: Duchy of Brunswick, 1867 A money order is a payment order for a pre specified amount of money. Because it is required that the funds be prepaid for the amount shown on it, it is a more trusted method of payment than a personal …   Wikipedia

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  • Money Order — A certificate that allows the stated payee to receive cash on demand, usually issued by governments and banking institutions. A money order functions much like a check, in that the person who purchased the money order may stop payment. Money… …   Investment dictionary

  • money order — noun Date: 1802 an order issued by a post office, bank, or telegraph office for payment of a specified sum of money usually at any branch of the organization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • money order — noun A type of cheque, usually purchased from a postal service to allow safe sending of money through the post. Syn: postal order …   Wiktionary

  • postal money order — Money Mon ey, n.; pl. {Moneys}. [OE. moneie, OF. moneie, F. monnaie, fr. L. moneta. See {Mint} place where coin is made, {Mind}, and cf. {Moidore}, {Monetary}.] 1. A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined, or stamped, and issued by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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