stop payment


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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Recent Examples on the Web Felix was among the Americans who banded together in protest this summer , getting Nike to change a long-standing policy that stopped payments to pregnant athletes in this sport. Eddie Pells, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Mother’s Day: Fraser-Pryce, Felix get golds at worlds," 29 Sep. 2019 The company even stopped payment on the last paychecks. Errol Barnett, CBS News, "Blackjewel miners protest after abrupt bankruptcy leaves workers without pay," 1 Aug. 2019 Between 2014 and 2017 the agency stopped payments to 14-18 homes annually. NBC News, "A nursing home chain grows too fast and collapses, and elderly and disabled residents pay the price," 19 July 2019 Portune has supported Hunter and tried unsuccessfully to stop payments for her prosecution. Kevin Grasha,, "Will judge order Tracie Hunter to serve 6-month jail sentence?," 18 July 2019 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,, "Rusal Customers Owed the Company $396 Million as Sanctions Levied," 9 Apr. 2018

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circa 1919, in the meaning defined above

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

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