counterfoil
noun Date: 1706 a detachable stub (as on a check or ticket) usually serving as a record or receipt

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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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — /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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