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2 definitions found
 for Counterfoil
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Counterfoil \Coun"ter*foil`\ (-foil), n. [Counter- + foil a
     leaf.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. That part of a tally, formerly in the exchequer, which was
        kept by an officer in that court, the other, called the
        stock, being delivered to the person who had lent the king
        money on the account; -- called also counterstock.
        [Eng.]
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The part of a writing (as the stub of a bank check) in
        which are noted the main particulars contained in the
        corresponding part, which has been issued.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  counterfoil
      n 1: the part of a check that is retained as a record [syn:
           stub, check stub, counterfoil]

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