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CHAPS

noun
 
 
/tʃæps/
BANKING abbreviation for Clearing House Automated Payment System: in the UK, an electronic system used for paying money from an account in one bank to someone else's account in another bank on that same day: CHAPS payment/transfer Banks may charge a fee for a CHAPS transfer.
Translations of “CHAPS”
in Chinese (Traditional) (牛仔騎馬時穿的)皮護腿套褲, 皮套褲…
in Chinese (Simplified) (牛仔骑马时穿的)皮护腿套裤…
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