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money order

an order for the payment of money, as one issued by one bank or post office and payable at another.
Origin of money order
1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • (j) After once paying a money-order, by whomsoever presented, the Post-Office is not liable to any further claim.

    Her Majesty's Mails William Lewins
  • And with this he opened the door, taking hurriedly from her hand the letter and the money-order.

    One Of Them Charles James Lever
  • (m) No money-order business is transacted at any post-office on Sundays.

    Her Majesty's Mails William Lewins
  • Boheme is not down on the map, because it is not a money-order post-office.

  • One should not, of course, hand in telegrams to the money-order department.

    Here and Hereafter Barry Pain
  • In 1792 a money-order office was set on foot for the first time.

    Post Haste R.M. Ballantyne
  • (b) The amount of any one money-order cannot exceed 10l., nor less than 1d.

    Her Majesty's Mails William Lewins
  • There is a desk for the money-order clerk, and drawers in which postage-stamps are kept.

    Her Majesty's Mails William Lewins
  • (c) Applications for a money-order should always be made in writing.

    Her Majesty's Mails William Lewins
  • Remit by money-order, draft on New York, or registered letter, at our risk.

    How to Travel Thomas W. Knox
British Dictionary definitions for money-order

money order

(US & Canadian) a written order for the payment of a sum of money, to a named payee, obtainable and payable at a post office Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) postal order
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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