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counterfoil


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Counterfoil  \Coun"ter*foil`\  (-foil),  n.  [Counter-  +  foil  a 
  leaf.] 
  1.  That  part  of  a  tally,  formerly  in  the  exchequer,  which  was 
  kept  by  an  officer  in  that  court,  the  other  called  the 
  stock,  being  delivered  to  the  person  who  had  lent  the  king 
  money  on  the  account;  --  called  also  {counterstock}. 
  [Eng.] 
 
  2.  The  part  of  a  writing  (as  the  stub  of  a  bank  check)  in 
  which  are  noted  the  main  particulars  contained  in  the 
  corresponding  part  which  has  been  issued. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  counterfoil 
  n  :  the  part  of  a  check  that  is  retained  as  a  record  [syn:  {stub}, 
  {check  stub}] 




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