money order


Definition of 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

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The ads had a coupon (top price, $17.50) that could be mailed in with a check or money order while producers held their breath. Toby Zinman,, "Fraver's 'Five Decades' displays the great posters of a lifetime theater-lover," 28 June 2018 The remainder, around 10% of the payments representing 23% of the value, was made with other instruments including checks, money orders and prepaid cards. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "Cash Flow or Cash Stash? How Money Moves Around," 6 July 2018 The money order was fraudulent because it was drawn on an account that didn't exist, police said. Jane Ford-stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Scam sucks in West Allis woman looking for a job. She could be out $585," 15 May 2018 Watkins said that cash, checks, money orders, credit and debit cards would all be accepted. Jason Hancock, Lindsay Wise And Bryan Lowry, kansascity, "Judge issues gag order in Gov. Greitens’ invasion of privacy case," 27 Apr. 2018 Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, "Dad’s rocky relationship makes life a bumpy ride," 11 June 2018 To donate to Paws for Life Rescue, write a check or money order to Paws for Life, 318 John R Road, No. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Dead, sick, dehydrated cats scattered, dumped in Warren," 1 June 2018 Inmates generally paid them with checks made out from their commissary accounts or with cash and money orders. Jay Weaver, miamiherald, "Inmates liked being served these legal papers. They were soaked with synthetic pot.," 31 May 2018 All checks and money orders should be payable to Deputy Justin Gay. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "Houston area deputy shot 7 times in the leg walking again, continues to recover from wounds," 14 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of money order

1802, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of money order was in 1802

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English Language Learners Definition of money order

: a written order to pay a particular amount of money to a specified person or company

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Kids Definition of money order

: a piece of paper like a check that can be bought (as at a post office) and that orders payment of a sum of money printed on it to the person named

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Legal Definition of 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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