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Demand draft drawn on a bank against its maker's (drawer's) funds, to pay the stated amount of money to the bearer or named party, on presentment (demand) on a stated date or after. Whereas in the US a check is always a negotiable instrument, in the UK practice (where check is spelled as 'cheque') it can be made non-negotiable by crossing (see crossed check).

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If something keeps failing in your business plan you should continue to check up on it and see if you can find the problem.
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Many people will write a check for their purchase which guarantees a store in writing that the payment for a purchase will come through based on a piece of paper, versus cash or credit.
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While at the grocery store, I realized that I was out of cash and had no credit cards with me, so I wrote a check to pay for my groceries.
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