money order

An instrument issued by an authorized officer of a bank and directed to another bank, evidencing the fact that the payee may demand and receive upon indorsement and presentation to the bank the amount stated on the face of the instrument, liability for payment resting solely on the issuing bank. 10 Am J2d Bks § 545. Broadly, any order for the payment of money, including a check or bank draft. McDougall v Lueder, 389 Ill 141, 58 NE2d 899, 156 ALR 1059. A telegraphed order for the payment of money, being a convenient method of transmitting money to a person at a distance. See post-office money order.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • Money order — Money Mon ey, n.; pl. {Moneys}. [OE. moneie, OF. moneie, F. monnaie, fr. L. moneta. See {Mint} place where coin is made, {Mind}, and cf. {Moidore}, {Monetary}.] 1. A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined, or stamped, and issued by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • money order — n: an order issued by a post office, bank, or telegraph office for payment of a specified sum of money usu. at any branch of the issuing organization Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. money order …   Law dictionary

  • Money order — Order Or der, n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis. Cf. {Ordain}, {Ordinal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as: (a) Of material things, like the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • money order — money orders N COUNT A money order is a piece of paper representing a sum of money which you can buy at a post office and send to someone as a way of sending them money by post. [AM] (in BRIT, use postal,der) …   English dictionary

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  • money order — n. an order for the payment of a specified sum of money, as one issued for a fee at one post office, telegraph office, or bank and payable at another …   English World dictionary

  • money order — money ,order noun count an official document that you buy in a POST OFFICE as a safe way of sending money to someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • money order — ► NOUN ▪ a printed order for payment of a specified sum, issued by a bank or post office …   English terms dictionary

  • Money order — postal money order: Duchy of Brunswick, 1867 A money order is a payment order for a pre specified amount of money. Because it is required that the funds be prepaid for the amount shown on it, it is a more trusted method of payment than a personal …   Wikipedia

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