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counterfoil

Line breaks: coun¦ter|foil
Pronunciation: /ˈkaʊntəfɔɪl
 
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Definition of counterfoil in English:

noun

British
The part of a cheque, receipt, ticket, or other document that is torn off and kept as a record by the person issuing it.
Example sentences
  • I have challenged this but submission of my cheque book counterfoils and the fact that several colleagues could verify that I signed and despatched the cheque are not deemed to be ‘proof of posting’.
  • ‘I have paid the school fees’ and exhibited a selection of cheque counterfoils.
  • Alternatively, shop workers can simply keep the counterfoil from a credit card transaction, using that information to spend at someone else's expense.

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