counterfoil


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coun·ter·foil

 (koun′tər-foil′)
n. Chiefly British
A stub retained by the issuer of a receipt or other document as a record of a transaction.

counterfoil

(ˈkaʊntəˌfɔɪl)
n
(Banking & Finance) Brit the part of a cheque, postal order, receipt, etc, detached and retained as a record of the transaction. Also called (esp US and Canadian): stub

coun•ter•foil

(ˈkaʊn tərˌfɔɪl)
n.
a part of a bank check, money order, etc., that is kept by the issuer as a record.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.counterfoil - the part of a check that is retained as a record
record - anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events; "the film provided a valuable record of stage techniques"
Translations
أرومَـة الشـّـك
kontrolní útržek
kupontalon
svunta
šaknelė
pasaknis

counterfoil

[ˈkaʊntəfɔɪl] N (Brit) → matriz f (Sp), talón m (LAm)

counterfoil

[ˈkaʊntərfɔɪl] n [cheque, receipt] → talon m, souche fcounter-intelligence [ˌkaʊntərɪnˈtɛlɪəns]
modif [head, officer, chief] → du contre-espionnage; [service] → de contre-espionnage

counterfoil

counterfoil

[ˈkaʊntəˌfɔɪl] nmatrice f

counterfoil

(ˈkauntəfoil) noun
a section able to be detached or removed from a cheque etc and kept by the giver as a receipt.
References in classic literature ?
But I daresay it may have come to your notice that, counterfoil of another man's message, there may be some disinclination on the part of the officials to oblige you.
Armstrong, whose name the obliging young lady at the office allowed me to read upon the counterfoil of Staunton's urgent message.
Of course, with a warrant we could demand to see the counterfoils, but we have not reached that stage yet.
The young woman turned over a sheaf of counterfoils.
But we shall, on the present occasion, carefully avoid polishing the antithesis in question, but shall proceed to draw another picture as minutely as possible, to serve as foil and counterfoil to the one in the preceding chapter.
24 m counterfoil panels made of mineral wool, - approx.
Of course, the lyrics are fun too, based around iconic Lollywood characters - the loud, gandasa (a long stick that symbolises power) toting Maula Jatt and his counterfoil Noori Natt.
Meanwhile, senator Sherry Rehman pointed out towards a basic flaw in the census mechanism saying that counterfoil was missing in the mechanism while collecting the census data.
When then SBMA Deputy Administrator for Legal Affairs Randy Escolango was designated by the Palace as OIC administrator on the third week of October, there began a series of foil and counterfoil between the two officials.
As I patiently waited see my counterfoil number on screen, I sat dumbstruck and fidgeted with my wallet.
From most indications, the Church has received an enormous windfall from the papal visit in enhancing its political role as the counterfoil to the secular Philippine State ruling a country with a predominantly Catholic population in such issues as corruption in governance, reducing poverty, and curbing the population explosion now standing at 100 million people.