Definition of stop payment in English:

stop payment

Syllabification: stop pay·ment

noun

An authorized withholding of payment on a check: call the bank tomorrow and get a stop payment on that check

Origin

the usage as a noun derives from the verb phrase stop payment, meaning “instruct a bank to withhold payment on a check.”.

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Pronunciation: ˈpʌŋ(k)təm
noun
a small, distinct point