direct deposit


: a method of payment in which money is transferred to the payee's account without the use of checks or cash

Examples of direct deposit in a Sentence

Our employees are paid by direct deposit.
Recent Examples on the Web Currently, Chase charges up to $35 for checking accounts if certain requirements, like a monthly direct deposit, aren’t met. Byalicia Adamczyk, Fortune, 8 July 2024 Richardson and Lipscomb took advantage of a frustrating technicality in federal law that required the lawyer’s paychecks to be sent out in the mail instead of by direct deposit. John Annese, New York Daily News, 16 Apr. 2024 Listen to this article A frustrating legal technicality has made defense lawyers who represent indigent clients vulnerable to fraud and identity theft — because the federal government is required by law to send their paychecks in the mail and not through direct deposit. John Annese, New York Daily News, 19 Feb. 2024 Taxpayers will receive refunds by check or direct deposit. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 15 Feb. 2024 See all Example Sentences for direct deposit 

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Word History

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of direct deposit was in 1974

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“Direct deposit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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