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n, pl -ros
1. (Banking & Finance) a system of transferring money within the financial institutions of a country, such as banks and post offices, by which bills, etc, may be paid by filling in a giro form authorizing the debit of a specified sum from one's own account to the credit of the payee's account
2. (Social Welfare) informal Brit an unemployment or income support payment by giro cheque, posted fortnightly
[C20: ultimately from Greek guros circuit]
n., pl. -ros.
[1920–25; by shortening]
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|Noun||1.||giro - a check given by the British government to someone who is unemployed; it can be cashed either at a bank or at the post office|
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
|2.||giro - a British financial system in which a bank or a post office transfers money from one account to another when they receive authorization to do so|