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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: check, influenced by exchequer

cheque

noun
     
cheque S2 British English ; check American English [countable]
a printed piece of paper that you write an amount of money on, sign, and use instead of money to pay for things
cheque for
They sent me a cheque for £100.
You could write her a cheque.
cash a cheque (=get cash in exchange for a cheque)

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