Check Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Check.

Check (noun)

  A written order, often in a standardized form, instructing a bank to pay a specific sum of money from the account of the person or entity issuing the check to the person or entity named on it. The amount is typically written out twice, in numbers and in words, for clarification. Checks can be used in various forms such as personal, cashier's, traveler's checks, etc., and may have different rules related to their validity and expiration.