stop payment

noun

Definition of stop payment

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

Circa 1919

First Known Use of stop payment

circa 1919


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stop payment

noun

Legal Definition of stop payment

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

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