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giro

noun uk   /ˈdʒaɪ.rəʊ/ us    /-roʊ/
[U] a system used between European banks and similar organizations, in which money can be moved from one account to another by a central computer: The money was transferred by giro. [C] UK a cheque which provides money from the government, through the giro, to someone unemployed, ill, or with very little income: a giro cheque She didn't know how she would manage until her next giro.
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