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giro definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a check given by the British government to someone who is unemployed; it can be cashed either at a bank or at the post office [syn: giro, giro cheque]
2: a British financial system in which a bank or a post office transfers money from one account to another when they receive authorization to do so

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: German, circulation (of currency), from Italian, from Latin gyrus gyre Date: 1890 a service of many European banks that permits authorized direct transfer of funds among account holders as well as conventional transfers by check

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. (pl. -os) 1 a system of credit transfer between banks, post offices, etc. 2 a cheque or payment by giro. --v.tr. (-oes, -oed) pay by giro. Etymology: G f. It., = circulation (of money)

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

also Giro(giros) 1. In Britain, a giro or a giro cheque is a cheque that is given by the government to a person who is unemployed or ill. He lived on an invalidity pension which came as a weekly giro. N-COUNT 2. Giro is a system in which banks and post offices transfer money directly from one bank account to another using computers. (BRIT) There will be no further costs as long as the bank is part of the giro network.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see giro



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