Definition of Counterfoil

1. Noun. The part of a check that is retained as a record.

Exact synonyms: Check Stub, Stub
Generic synonyms: Record



Definition of Counterfoil

1. n. 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.

Definition of Counterfoil

1. Noun. the part of a cheque that is retained in the chequebook as a record; a stub ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Counterfoil

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Counterfoil

counterfeitresses
counterfeits
counterfeminist
counterfeminists
counterfesance
counterfigure
counterfigures
counterfire
counterfires
counterflashing
counterfleury
counterflory
counterflow
counterflowing
counterflows
counterfoil (current term)
counterfoils
counterforce
counterforces
counterfort
counterforts
countergambit
countergambits
countergesture
countergestures
counterglow
counterglows
counterguard
counterguards
counterguerilla

Literary usage of Counterfoil

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1. Journal of the Statistical Society of London by Statistical Society (Great Britain) (1863)
"The letter shows the book in which the counterfoil is to be found, and the number shows the position, of the counterfoil in that book. ..."

2. Excelsior by James Hamilton (1854)
"THE CHEQUE AND THE counterfoil. A LESSON IN THE CHRISTIAN EVIDENCE. COMING home a ship's company describes a remarkable scene which it has witnessed in the ..."

3. Rogers on Elections by Francis James Newman Rogers, C. Willoughby Williams (1906)
"The Court held that the missing counterfoil was the counterfoil of the surplus ballot paper, and that the latter recorded the vote of the voter in question ..."

4. The Canada Law Journalby William S. Hein & Company by William S. Hein & Company (1878)
"In шт opinion the Deputy Returning Officer committed a grave error in omitting to tear off the counterfoil ; although I am satisfied that it was an ..."

5. Reports of Cases in Criminal Law Argued and Determined in All the Courts in by Edward William Cox (1868)
"This is one of the counterfoil books of the company (produced). On the 16th of August there is a counterfoil of a cheque. Coleridge, QC, objected to the ..."

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