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stop payment

noun
1.
an order by the drawer of a check to his or her bank not to pay a specified check.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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British Dictionary definitions for stop-payment

stop payment

noun
1.
an instruction to a bank by the drawer of a cheque to refuse payment on it
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stop payment

Instruct a bank not to honor a check one has drawn, as in If that check was lost, we'll have to stop payment on it before issuing another. This usage was first recorded in 1722.
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