postdated check
A check that is dated in the future, so it cannot be cashed until that date.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

postdated check
n.
   a check delivered now with a written date in the future, so that it cannot be cashed until that date. The danger to the recipient is that such a check is legally only a promissory note due at the later date, and if the account is closed or short when the check is presented at the bank, the payee has no rights to demand payment by the bank or claim that the delivery of a bad check was criminal.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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