counterfoil

counterfoil

[koun-ter-foil]
noun Chiefly British.
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.

Origin:
1700–10; counter- + foil2

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counterfoil (ˈkaʊntəˌfɔɪl)
 
n
(Brit) Also called (esp US and Canadian): stub the part of a cheque, postal order, receipt, etc, detached and retained as a record of the transaction

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