acceptance of a check
Acceptance Ac*cept"ance, n. 1. The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc. [1913 Webster]

They shall come up with acceptance on mine altar. --Isa. lx. 7. [1913 Webster]

2. State of being accepted; acceptableness. ``Makes it assured of acceptance.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. (Com.) (a) An assent and engagement by the person on whom a bill of exchange is drawn, to pay it when due according to the terms of the acceptance. (b) The bill itself when accepted. [1913 Webster]

4. An agreeing to terms or proposals by which a bargain is concluded and the parties are bound; the reception or taking of a thing bought as that for which it was bought, or as that agreed to be delivered, or the taking possession as owner. [1913 Webster]

5. (Law) An agreeing to the action of another, by some act which binds the person in law. [1913 Webster]

Note: What acts shall amount to such an acceptance is often a question of great nicety and difficulty. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]

Note: In modern law, proposal and acceptance are the constituent elements into which all contracts are resolved. [1913 Webster]

{acceptance of a bill of exchange}, {acceptance of a check}, {acceptance of a draft}, or {acceptance of an order}, is an engagement to pay it according to the terms. This engagement is usually made by writing the word ``accepted'' across the face of the bill.

{Acceptance of goods}, under the statute of frauds, is an intelligent acceptance by a party knowing the nature of the transaction. [1913 Webster]

6. Meaning; acceptation. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

{Acceptance of persons}, partiality, favoritism. See under {Accept}. [1913 Webster]


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  • acceptance of a bill of exchange — Acceptance Ac*cept ance, n. 1. The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc. [1913 Webster] They shall …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acceptance of a draft — Acceptance Ac*cept ance, n. 1. The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc. [1913 Webster] They shall …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dishonor of a check — non acceptance of a bank check …   English contemporary dictionary

  • acceptance of an order — Acceptance Ac*cept ance, n. 1. The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc. [1913 Webster] They shall …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acceptance of goods — Acceptance Ac*cept ance, n. 1. The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc. [1913 Webster] They shall …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Acceptance of persons — Acceptance Ac*cept ance, n. 1. The act of accepting; a receiving what is offered, with approbation, satisfaction, or acquiescence; esp., favorable reception; approval; as, the acceptance of a gift, office, doctrine, etc. [1913 Webster] They shall …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • acceptance of check — The certification of a check. The purpose and effect of procuring a check to be accepted or certified by the bank on which it is drawn is to impart strength and credit to the paper by obtaining an acknowledgment from the bank that the drawer has… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • check — n 1: something that limits or restrains see also checks and balances 2: a written order signed by its maker directing a bank to pay a specified sum to a named person or to that person s order on demand see also negotiable instrument compa …   Law dictionary

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