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Definition of "checks" []

  • Plural form of check. (noun)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of check. (verb)

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Use "checks" in a sentence
  • "The term checks and balances has historically referred to dividing power among three, separate, but equal branches of government, executive, a legislature, and a judiciary."
  • "BLITZER: You know, some would argue, Jeff, that the framers of the constitution liked the idea of these -- what we call checks and balances, what others simply suggest is gridlock."
  • "Getting paid from ACORN while collecting their welfare checks is pretty lucrative isn't it?"