stop payment

noun

Definition of stop payment 

: a depositor's order to a bank to refuse to honor a specified check drawn by him or her

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Israel and Egypt have imposed a blockade on Gaza since then, and the Palestinian Authority contributed to the pressure by stopping payments to employees in Gaza and reducing payments for electricity supplied by Israel. Dov Lieber, WSJ, "Egypt, U.N. Push Palestinian Rivals to Make Up," 27 July 2018 The contest people were very nice and just stopped payment on the check and gave her another check. Judy Buchenot, Naperville Sun, "Suburban Cooks: Mints go from trash to treasured cookies," 13 July 2018 In 2011, Sinovel stopped payment on a large order to AMSC and that company later learned that its copyrighted software was still showing up in Sinovel wind turbines, including some installed not far from AMSC's Massachusetts headquarters. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Chinese firm fined $1.5 million in theft of trade secrets from Wisconsin computer firm," 6 July 2018 The company requested that its customers stop payments after it was placed under U.S. sanctions. Brandon Kochkodin, Bloomberg.com, "Rusal Customers Owed the Company $396 Million as Sanctions Levied," 9 Apr. 2018 His nephew stopped payment on 21 checks after learning what was going on. Mark Davis, kansascity, "The sweepstakes no one ever won: Feds finally target $100 million KC-based schemes | The Kansas City Star," 27 Apr. 2018 After a repeal failed in Congress, Trump stopped payments to reimburse insurers for subsidizing copayments and deductibles, thereby boosting premiums. Washington Post, "Sign-ups show health law’s staying power in Trump era," 18 Dec. 2017 After a repeal failed in Congress, Trump stopped payments to reimburse insurers for subsidizing copayments and deductibles, thereby boosting premiums. Washington Post, "Sign-ups show health law’s staying power in Trump era," 18 Dec. 2017 After a repeal failed in Congress, Trump stopped payments to reimburse insurers for subsidizing copayments and deductibles, thereby boosting premiums. Washington Post, "Sign-ups show health law’s staying power in Trump era," 18 Dec. 2017

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circa 1919, in the meaning defined above

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stop payment

noun

Legal Definition of stop payment 

: a depositor's order to a bank to refuse to honor a specified check drawn by him or her

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