stop payment

Definition of "stop payment"
  1. An instruction from a bank client that instructs the bank not to process a specific check that the client has issued
How to use "stop payment" in a sentence
  1. The client issued a stop payment order after they realized they had made a mistake on the check.
  2. If a check is lost or stolen, you may need to request a stop payment from your bank.
  3. A stop payment can protect from fraud if a check was issued but the service wasn't completed.

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