Check Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Check, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Check?

A check is a request or an order in writing to the bank to pay a certain sum of money, as specified in the check and to a particular person or organisation, from the account of the issuer of the check to the account of the bearer of the check or in cash. There are several types of check including blank, travellers, personal, cashiers etc. The checks can be met even after due dates. They can be bearers or at order.