Counterfoil
Counterfoil Coun"ter*foil` (-foil), n. [Counter- + foil a leaf.] [1913 Webster] 1. That part of a tally, formerly in the exchequer, which was kept by an officer in that court, the other, called the stock, being delivered to the person who had lent the king money on the account; -- called also {counterstock}. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]

2. The part of a writing (as the stub of a bank check) in which are noted the main particulars contained in the corresponding part, which has been issued. [1913 Webster]


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  • counterfoil — coun‧ter‧foil [ˈkaʊntəfɔɪl ǁ tər ] noun [countable] BANKING the part of something such as a cheque that you complete and keep as a record of how much you have spent; =cheque stub: • I enclose the ticket counterfoil as proof of purchase. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • counterfoil — ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ the part of a cheque, ticket, etc. that is kept as a record by the person issuing it …   English terms dictionary

  • counterfoil — [kount′ərfoil΄] n. [ COUNTER + FOIL2] the stub of a check, postal money order, receipt, etc. kept by the issuer as a record of the transaction …   English World dictionary

  • counterfoil — UK [ˈkaʊntə(r)ˌfɔɪl] / US [ˈkaʊntərˌfɔɪl] noun [countable] Word forms counterfoil : singular counterfoil plural counterfoils the part of something such as a cheque that you keep as a record of a payment you have made …   English dictionary

  • counterfoil — coun|ter|foil [ˈkauntəfɔıl US tər ] n [Date: 1700 1800; Origin: counter + foil piece of paper, counterfoil (15 18 centuries) (from Old French; FOIL1)] the part of something such as a cheque or ticket that you keep as a record …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • counterfoil — [[t]ka͟ʊntə(r)fɔɪl[/t]] counterfoils N COUNT A counterfoil is the part of a cheque, ticket, or other document that you keep when you give the other part to someone else …   English dictionary

  • counterfoil — noun Date: 1706 a detachable stub (as on a check or ticket) usually serving as a record or receipt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • counterfoil — /kown teuhr foyl /, n. Chiefly Brit. a part of a bank check, money order, etc., that is kept by the issuer and on which a record of the transaction is made; stub. [1700 10; COUNTER + FOIL2] * * * …   Universalium

  • counterfoil — noun the part of a cheque that is retained in the chequebook as a record; a stub …   Wiktionary

  • counterfoil — coun|ter|foil [ kauntər,fɔıl ] noun count the part of something such as a check that you keep as a record of a payment you have made …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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