stop payment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stop payment a depositor's order to a bank to refuse payment on a check
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Usage

In literature:

The Bank of England stopped payment in 1797, and among country banks which did the same was Wisher's Bank at Cambridge.
"Fragments of Two Centuries" by Alfred Kingston
All money payments from Germany to England, or from England to Germany, have of course stopped since Wednesday.
"Good Old Anna" by Marie Belloc Lowndes
On the same day (the 27th of May) the bank stopped payment in specie.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The Bank of England stopped payment in specie, and the country was overburdened by taxation.
"A Modern History, From the Time of Luther to the Fall of Napoleon" by John Lord
Surely, father, you can stop the payment?
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
Wants to know if payment can be stopped?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 29, 1914" by Various
You might stop payment at the bank, and I could whistle for my money.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
If they fail to do what they say they can and will do, you can stop payment of that cheque first thing tomorrow morning.
"The Herapath Property" by J. S. Fletcher
If there was no other way, it would force me to stop payment and inform my employer.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
It wouldn't be my duty to stop any payments till I get orders.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Then took place a run upon the banks, some of which, both in London and the country, were obliged to stop payment.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
The Bank had stopped payment.
"Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of George the Third, Volume 2 (of 2)" by The Duke of Buckingham
If you come back to Cumberland, the payments will stop.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
The Sword-blade Company, which had hitherto been the chief casher of the South Sea Company, stopped payment.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
His complaints were only stopped by the payment of his demands.
"Railway Adventures and Anecdotes extending over more than fifty years" by Various
The Sword Blade Company, the chief cashiers of the South Sea Company, stopped payment.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
When we reached the western end of the bridge, the toll-keeper stopped us for payment.
"Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier" by T. L. Pennell
About a hundred years ago Denmark stopped asking for this payment.
"Little Greta of Denmark" by Bernadine Bailey
As these sums were provided by the state, Justinian saved something considerable by stopping the payment.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 5" by Various
A great bank which had a branch in Daneford had stopped payment to-day.
"The Weird Sisters, Volume I (of 3)" by Richard Dowling
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In news:

Mobile payment company Square released a new iPad app on Monday, which allows small businesses to set up a one-stop shop via their tablet device (Image: File).
In an issue of first impression as to what circumstances an issuing bank may refuse to pay a cashier's check, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled in the instant case the issuing bank wasn't entitled to stop payment on it later.
George Idzikowski, one of 17,000 General Electric employees on picket lines last week, wants the increases in health insurance co-payments to stop.
Annette Parker, who's a supervisor at Eagle's Truck Stop pulledthe plug on the machine after overhearing people talking about theexcess payments.
Speak Out to Stop Medicare Payment Cuts.
If declining payment rates force physicians to stop seeing new Medicare patients or drop some of their current ones, the American Medical Association worries that this problem of patient overload could become a full-blown crisis.
Caterer sues Campbell's mayor for stop-payment on his check.
The city and county of San Bernardino are set to skirmish in bankruptcy court in January over more than $1.9 million in landfill payments the city has stopped making and the county wants to collect.
So is the $193 million in loans the White House gave to Fisker Automotive before stopping payments on a $529 million award when that firm failed for two years to produce its promised electric car.
In June 2011, Stop & Shop became the first grocery chain with an in-store payment system.
L'Oreal said that it has stopped shipment of products, such as Lancôme skin cream, to Russia's L'Etoile because the retailer is late on payments.
The Massachusetts Hospital Association sent a letter to Governor Patrick last week asking him to stop proposed administrative changes the group says would result in cuts of about $40 million to Medicaid payments for hospitals.
I read with interest "Stop to payments boost to economy".
Kelly's plan to stop making payments on his custom mansion in an attempt to force the lender to make a loan modification backfired big time.
WASHINGTON – Physicians today called on Congress to permanently stop a fiscally irresponsible cycle of scheduled cuts and short-term patches by eliminating the broken Medicare physician payment formula.
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