debenture


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Related to debenture: Convertible debenture, secured debenture

de·ben·ture

 (dĭ-bĕn′chər)
n.
1. A certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt.
2. An unsecured bond issued by a civil or governmental corporation or agency and backed only by the credit standing of the issuer.
3. A customhouse certificate providing for the payment of a drawback.

[Middle English debentur, from Latin dēbentur, they are due (probably the first word appearing on certificates of indebtedness), third person pl. passive of dēbēre, to owe; see ghabh- in Indo-European roots.]

debenture

(dɪˈbɛntʃə)
n
1. (Banking & Finance) Also called: debenture bond a long-term bond, bearing fixed interest and usually unsecured, issued by a company or governmental agency
2. (Banking & Finance) a certificate acknowledging the debt of a stated sum of money to a specified person
3. (Commerce) a customs certificate providing for a refund of excise or import duty
[C15: from Latin phrase dēbentur mihi there are owed to me, from dēbēre to owe]
deˈbentured adj

de•ben•ture

(dɪˈbɛn tʃər)

n.
a short-term, negotiable, interest-bearing note representing indebtedness.
[1425–75; late Middle English debentur < Latin dēbentur (mihi) there are owing (to me)]
de•ben′tured, adj.

debenture

an interest-bearing bond, often issued by corporations, usually unsecured but sometimes with a preferred status over other obligations of the issuer.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.debenture - the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future
bond certificate, bond - a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
2.debenture - a certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
Translations

debenture

[dɪˈbentʃəʳ]
A. N (Fin) → bono m, obligación f
B. CPD debenture bond Nobligación f
debenture capital Ncapital m en obligaciones
debenture holder Nobligacionista mf
debenture stock Nobligaciones fpl

debenture

[dɪˈbɛntʃər] n (COMMERCE)obligation f

debenture

n (Fin) → Schuldschein m; (Customs) → Rückzollschein m

debenture

:
debenture bond
debenture holder
nObligationär(in) m(f)
debenture stock

debenture

[dɪˈbɛntʃəʳ] n (Fin) → obbligazione f
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The terms of the Renaissance loan agreement and the SLI convertible debenture obligate Renaissance upon failure to consummate the merger or upon its termination to accept such convertible debentures of Appoint in principal amount of $300,000 from SLI in complete satisfaction of, and in substitution for, the SLI convertible debenture, and, upon, Renaissance's receipt from SLI of such convertible debentures of Appoint, SLI will have no further liability to Renaissance under the Renaissance loan agreement and the SLI convertible debenture.
The debenture is convertible into common shares with conversion prices ranging between $0.
In addition, BFL provided a standby commitment to Welton to purchase any Debentures not taken up by other shareholders.
Icefloe has the right to fully redeem the Debentures any time prior to maturity for a cash payment in the amount of the principal plus accrued interest and a maturity premium in the amount of $6,250 (the "Maturity Premium") for each Debenture Unit redeemed.