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book-up
 n.— «THE ANZ bank has warned it will not do business with shops that hold the credit cards and personal identification numbers of Aboriginal customers. In a submission to the Northern Territory Government, the bank says the practice, known as “book-up,” exposes indigenous people “to an unacceptable risk of fraud, theft, unsafe debt and liability for unauthorised transactions.”» —“ANZ gets tough on card risk” by Tony Koch The Australian (Sydney, Australia) Feb. 25, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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