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.
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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
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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]
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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"
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Translations
أرومَـة الشـّـك
kontrolní útržek
kupontalon
svunta
šaknelė
pasaknis

counterfoil

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

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

Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

counterfoil

[ˈkaʊntəˌfɔɪl] nmatrice f
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counterfoil

(ˈkauntəfoil) noun
a section able to be detached or removed from a cheque etc and kept by the giver as a receipt.
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References in classic literature ?
"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 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.
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.
The fire outbreak in the main procurement stores destroyed all accounting documents such as tender documents, work tickets, payment vouchers, cash books, check counterfoils, bank statements and recompilation files.
The audit drew a sample of 13 cheques amounting to Rs9.180m to reconcile the name of payees from the payee register of the office of the treasury officer Karachi and it was revealed that all the payees' names were different in the payee register from the name of payee noted in cash book/chequebook counterfoils.
Nassir said the amounts involved are "phenomenal and have to be traced as the firms were paid with cheques whose counterfoils were retained by KNH".
Having already rejected the election results, PML-N's Sajjad announced on Tuesday that after consulting his lawyers, he has decided to file an appeal before the election tribunal for recounting votes and verifying the fingerprints on the counterfoils.
Sanjiv Kumar, Chief Electoral Officer for Karnataka, however, said that the significance of the counterfoils can only be verified after due investigation.
He explained that in order to find out the identity of the voter, one would have to sift through thousands of ballot papers from many boxes in an electoral constituency and match the serial numbers of the ballot papers with their counterfoils and check these against the numbers in the electoral register as well.