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stop payment Syllabification: stop pay·ment

Definition of stop payment in English:


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


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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