money order


: 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

Examples of money order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The man would only accept blank money orders or cash, police said, and sometimes asked clients to pay him through a middle man. Olivia Lloyd, Charlotte Observer, 16 Feb. 2024 It can be ordered by sending your name and address, plus a check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to Dear Abby Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mt. Morris, IL 61054-0447. Jeanne Phillips, The Mercury News, 10 Jan. 2024 In some instances, court officials say the victim is told a money order is required because the court does not accept cash, checks or credit cards. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Dec. 2023 The money orders were used to pay for rent and utilities at the brothel locations, which ran as high as $3,664 at some locations. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 8 Nov. 2023 However, at present there are no options available for consumers who wish to purchase money orders with a credit card. Michelle Lambright Black,, 18 Oct. 2023 Additionally, fiat players can make their deposits via eCheck, MoneyGram, money orders, bank transfers, and debit/credit cards. Sponsored Content, The Mercury News, 17 Jan. 2024 Jacob Deutsch next fabricated a banking record that purported to show deposits to his company’s Evergreen Avenue rent account, complete with copies of money orders, cashier’s checks and stamped envelopes. Edmund H. Mahony, Hartford Courant, 9 Jan. 2024 Menjivar politely sidestepped requests for interviews as reporters pushed their way into her modest shop, which provides money order services and sells canned food, pan dulce, cold drinks and other household items. Nathan Solis, Los Angeles Times, 20 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of money order was in 1802

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Cite this Entry

“Money order.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

money order

: a written order purchased for a fee (as from a bank) to pay a particular amount of money to a specified person or company

Legal Definition

money order

: 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 issuing organization
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