Pass book


[pas-book, pahs-]
a bankbook.
(formerly) a small book or ledger for each customer in which a merchant keeps a record of goods sold on credit and the amounts owed and paid.
South African. reference book ( def 2 ).

1820–30; pass + book Unabridged
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passbook (ˈpɑːsˌbʊk)
1.  a book for keeping a record of withdrawals from and payments into a building society
2.  another name for bankbook
3.  a customer's book in which is recorded by a trader a list of credit sales to that customer
4.  (formerly in South Africa) an official document serving to identify the bearer, his race, his residence, and his employment

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