Definition of money order in English:

money order

noun

  • A printed order for payment of a specified sum, issued by a bank or Post Office.

    • ‘They can cash payroll checks for just $3, transfer money to Mexico for $9.46, and buy a money order for 46 cents.’
    • ‘It is very important that you write the transit number on your cheque or money order.’
    • ‘If you do get caught up in this situation, take your money order to a post office rather than a bank.’
    • ‘US customers should use an international money order.’
    • ‘Don't take any bidding action that requires you to pay through Western Union, a money order, or a wire transfer.’
    • ‘Before we agreed to take a break, I slipped his landlord a money order to pay his rent without him knowing because I knew he was in a financial bind and could really use it.’
    • ‘Once the money order is sent to the head office or the local branch, the books are despatched in a gift packet.’
    • ‘The plaintiff was advised that he would be required to make a payment of $6,000 and was instructed to bring a money order in that amount with him.’
    • ‘Typically we have paid them out through post offices and we send a postal money order to a post office.’
    • ‘They haven't even received the money order yet.’
    • ‘A few hours later the guy called back and told Rainman he'd received the money order yesterday.’
    • ‘The post office is closed by now, so we can go tomorrow to buy the money order so you can mail it in, she told him.’
    • ‘I used a money order to pay off my credit card bill.’
    • ‘Pay by certified cheque or money order, not cash.’
    • ‘The next morning, she went to the post office and sent a postal money order for the full amount of the cash she had to the name and address her husband had given her.’
    • ‘Mike made arrangements to send a money order from the local convenience store, and two days later, he mailed it away, along with eighty dollars in cash.’
    • ‘At most drug-sale sites, anyone can make a purchase with cash, a money order, or a credit card.’
    • ‘You can fill in the form on page 2, and mail it with your cheque or money order for $17.42, and we'll send you a copy of the book.’
    • ‘A few minutes later, a postman brought a money order, a princely sum remitted by a devotee.’
    • ‘She walked to the post office, where she bought a money order, and mailed the letter.’
    payment, settlement, money, fee
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Pronunciation:

money order

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