money order

money order (plural money orders)

  1. A type of cheque, usually purchased from a postal service to allow safe sending of money through the post, possibly to be redeemed in another country.
    • 1965, Commonwealth Bureau of Census and Statistics, Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia No. 51 - 1965, [|%22money+orders%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=jgiyT--LMYrKmQWwztWYCQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22money%20order%22|%22money%20orders%22%20australia%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 589],
      The issue of money orders and postal notes is regulated by sections 74-79 of the Post and Telegraph Act 1901—1961. The maximum amount for which a single money order payable within Australia may be obtained is £40, but additional orders will be issued upon request when larger amounts are to be remitted. The maximum amount permitted to be sent by any one person to a person or persons outside Australia is £A.10 a week. A postal note is not available for a sum larger than twenty shillings.
    • 2007, Gary B. Magee, Andrew S. Thompson, ‘Migrapounds’: Remittance Flows Within the British World, c. 1875—1913, Kate Darian-Smith, Patricia Grimshaw, Stuart Macintyre (editors), Britishness Abroad: Transnational Movements and Imperial Cultures, [|%22money+orders%22+australia+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=jgiyT--LMYrKmQWwztWYCQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22money%20order%22|%22money%20orders%22%20australia%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 47],
      In the UK, a Money Order Office was formed in 1838, a separate and specialised department of the Royal Mail that had its origins in an officially sanctioned private business carried on from the late eighteenth century.9 […] By 1873, a reliable international money order service was in full operation between the United Kingdom and the majority of its colonies,10 as well as with a number of other countries, not least the USA.11
    • 2009, Marsha Collier, EBay Business All-in-One For Dummies, [|%22money+orders%22+-intitle:%22%22+-inauthor:%22%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GROyT7vXF62WmQWR0p2eAQ&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=%22money%20order%22|%22money%20orders%22%20-intitle%3A%22%22%20-inauthor%3A%22%22&f=false page 390],
      I begin my discussion of payments with money orders and cashier′s checks because I think they′re just the greatest way to receive payment. Money orders and cashier′s checks are fast, cheap, and negotiable (just like cash).
Synonyms Translations
  • French: mandat-poste, mandat postal
  • German: Geldbrief, Postanweisung
  • Italian: vaglia postale
  • Russian: де́нежный перево́д
  • Spanish: giro postal

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