money order
money order n: an order issued by a post office, bank, or telegraph office for payment of a specified sum of money usu. at any branch of the issuing organization

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

money order
index check (instrument), draft, note (written promise to pay)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


money order
n.
A negotiable instrument purchased by the person who wants to pay a sum of money from a bank, post office, or other third party that makes its credit available, and made payable to a named recipient.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


money order
A draft for a specified amount of money, purchased from a post office, bank, telegraph office, or other authorized entity. The purchaser must prepay the amount shown on the money order, making it a trustworthy method of payment. Unlike a check, a money order cannot bounce.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • Money order — Money Mon ey, n.; pl. {Moneys}. [OE. moneie, OF. moneie, F. monnaie, fr. L. moneta. See {Mint} place where coin is made, {Mind}, and cf. {Moidore}, {Monetary}.] 1. A piece of metal, as gold, silver, copper, etc., coined, or stamped, and issued by …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Money order — Order Or der, n. [OE. ordre, F. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis. Cf. {Ordain}, {Ordinal}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system; as: (a) Of material things, like the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • money order — money orders N COUNT A money order is a piece of paper representing a sum of money which you can buy at a post office and send to someone as a way of sending them money by post. [AM] (in BRIT, use postal,der) …   English dictionary

  • money order — money .order n an official document that you buy in a post office or a bank and send to someone so that they can exchange it for money in a bank →↑postal order …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • money order — (See postal money order.) …   Glossary of postal terms

  • money order — n. an order for the payment of a specified sum of money, as one issued for a fee at one post office, telegraph office, or bank and payable at another …   English World dictionary

  • money order — money ,order noun count an official document that you buy in a POST OFFICE as a safe way of sending money to someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • money order — ► NOUN ▪ a printed order for payment of a specified sum, issued by a bank or post office …   English terms dictionary

  • Money order — postal money order: Duchy of Brunswick, 1867 A money order is a payment order for a pre specified amount of money. Because it is required that the funds be prepaid for the amount shown on it, it is a more trusted method of payment than a personal …   Wikipedia

  • money order — noun a written order for the payment of a sum to a named individual; obtainable and payable at a post office (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑postal order • Hypernyms: ↑draft, ↑bill of exchange, ↑order of payment * * * noun, pl ⋯ ders [count] …   Useful english dictionary

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