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

Examples of money order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Michigan taxpayers who are requesting a federal income tax refund for 2018 returns or not enclosing a check or money order for taxes due would send the 2018 return to the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service, Ogden, Utah, 84201-0002. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 28 Mar. 2022 Payments by personal check, cashier’s check or money order can also be mailed to the processing center: STPSO Property Tax, P.O. Box 61080, New Orleans, LA. 70161. Staff Reports,, 5 Dec. 2020 If paying by mail, people must use a check or money order. Damian Danemann, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 July 2022 The film tells the story of Rickey Jackson, who was sentenced to death row in 1975 for the robbery and murder of money order salesman Harold Franks despite the lack of any physical evidence. cleveland, 9 June 2022 Donations can be made through their website, or by sending a check or money order to the P.O. Box listed on their contact page. Essence, 9 June 2022 Payments for taxes can be made by check or money order only. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, 13 May 2022 Employees at Checksmart reported April 6 that a man attempted to cash an altered money order before leaving the store. cleveland, 11 Apr. 2022 Upon investigation, it was learned that a Lyndhurst man had purchased the money order for $400 and mailed it outside the post office in the city. cleveland, 11 Apr. 2022 See More

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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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6 Aug 2022

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“Money order.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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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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