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"money order" in British English

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money ordernoun [C]

uk   us   US (UK postal order)
an ​officialpiece of ​paper with an ​amount of ​money written on it that you can ​send or give to someone, who can then ​exchange it for the same ​amount of ​money
(Definition of money order from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"money order" in American English

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money ordernoun [C]

 us   /ˈmʌn·i ˌɔr·dər/
a ​type of ​check that you ​buy at a ​bank or ​postoffice and use for ​paying someone
(Definition of money order from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"money order" in Business English

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money ordernoun [C]

uk   us   ( abbreviation MO, also postal money order, UK also postal order) BANKING, MONEY
a ​document that can be ​bought at a postoffice as a way of ​sendingmoney through the ​mail: The ​terms of ​payment are ​cash, ​moneyorder, or cashier's ​check.
(Definition of money order from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “money order”
in Chinese (Simplified) 汇票,汇款单…
in Turkish posta çeki…
in Russian (денежный) почтовый перевод…
in Chinese (Traditional) 匯票,匯款單…
in Polish przekaz pieniężny…
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