Definition of certified check in English:

certified check

Syllabification: cer·ti·fied check


  • A check that is guaranteed by a bank.
    More example sentences
    • 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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