money order

noun

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 The booklets can be ordered by sending your name and address, plus check or money order for $16 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby -- Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: Reader requests Abby’s baked bean recipe," 13 May 2020 Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $16 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, "Marriage crumbling as couple’s communication becomes bitter," 28 Mar. 2020 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, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: Man’s explosive, angry outbursts are cause for concern," 15 Jan. 2020 The mail included money orders and personal checks. oregonlive, "Postal worker who stole mail sentenced to prison," 5 Mar. 2020 To order, send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, "Father-in-law frets over wrong he never committed," 29 Feb. 2020 Prosecutors said at some time in his 18-month tenure at two post offices in New Bedford, Correia sold money orders and stamps to customers, but would void the transaction after accepting the cash and take it himself. Sabrina Schnur, BostonGlobe.com, "New Bedford postal worker allegedly sold $20,000 in money orders and stamps and pocketed the cash," 27 June 2019 Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, "Passover host realizes she gets no thanks for her effort," 7 Mar. 2020 Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $8 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Abigail Van Buren, Houston Chronicle, "Daughter-in-law reaches out to icy family’s new fiancée," 22 Feb. 2020

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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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19 May 2020

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“Money order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/money%20order. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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More Definitions for money order

money order

noun

English Language Learners Definition of money order

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

money order

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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

money order

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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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