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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.  Synonym: giro cheque.
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.

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"Giro" Quotes from Famous Books

... sky, tranquil Italian sea—and by nine the harbour was alive with small-craft and Portovenere steamboats, all gala with flags; on the land side, too, over the hills, up the old road called Giro della Foce, and before the villages commanding the town, spread a cloud of witnesses; while the multitude in possession of permessos for the dock-region stretched across a hundred and sixty acres, perched on every coign, and murmuring ...
— The Lord of the Sea • M. P. Shiel

... Menotti, and Francis, 'the first captain in the world,' as he made his troops call him, was so overcome with fright that on the 5th of February he left Modena with his family, under a strong military escort, dragging after him Giro Menotti, who, when Mantua was reached, was consigned to an ...
— The Liberation of Italy • Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco

Words linked to "Giro" :   financial organization, Great Britain, bank check, financial organisation, financial institution, Britain, U.K., United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, cheque, United Kingdom, giro account, UK, check, giro cheque

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