A check that is guaranteed by a bank.
- She accepts ‘no personal checks, no cashier's checks - only certified checks, only bank checks, always paid before the last performance.’
- Cashier's checks or certified checks on the other hand clear right away because the bank sets aside the money in the account specifically for that withdrawal.
- ‘I had requested a certified check,’ he says, ‘and they sent me about 35 money orders.’
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