securities


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se·cu·ri·ty

 (sĭ-kyo͝or′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. se·cu·ri·ties
1. Freedom from risk or danger; safety.
2. Freedom from doubt, anxiety, or fear; confidence.
3. Something that gives or assures safety, as:
a. A group or department of private guards: Call building security if a visitor acts suspicious.
b. Measures adopted by a government to prevent espionage, sabotage, or attack.
c. Measures adopted, as by a business or homeowner, to prevent a crime such as burglary or assault: Security was lax at the firm's smaller plant.
d. Measures adopted to prevent escape: Security in the prison is very tight.
4. Something deposited or given as assurance of the fulfillment of an obligation; collateral.
5. One who undertakes to fulfill the obligation of another; a surety.
6. A financial instrument, such as a stock or bond, representing rights of ownership or creditorship and often traded in secondary markets.

[Middle English securite, from Old French, from Latin sēcūritās, from sēcūrus, secure; see secure.]

securities

A general term covering both shares and bonds.
Translations
valore mobiliare
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He had gone over to Klein's, looking up some cotton broker whom he wished to see in regard to securities, exchanges, stocks, bonds, or something of the sort, Madame Ratignolle did not remember what.
Vanstone has died, leaving a fortune of more than eighty thousand pounds -- a fortune invested in excellent securities.
All the partnership books and papers must remain in our possession; all your books and papers; all money accounts and securities, of both kinds.
Let that be the penalty, or, if his friends wish, thirty minae; for which they will be excellent securities.
They have nothing of their own to secure and to fortify; their mission is to destroy all previous securities for, and insurances of, individual property.
We have a hundred thousand francs or thereabouts loaned on their securities, and we are a little uneasy at reports that have reached us that the firm is on the brink of ruin.
I entered to get the securities changed, while the Grandmother remained outside in the porch, and the rest waited at a little distance, in doubt as to their best course of action.
Every native ruler in India to-day, however poor, has a hoard to which he is always adding; and though, once in a long while, some enlightened prince may send off forty or fifty bullock-cart loads of silver to be exchanged for Government securities, the bulk of them keep their treasure and the knowledge of it very closely to themselves.
If we recall the cheapness of government securities under the Empire, and the liberality of Napoleon towards those of his faithful servants who knew how to ask for it, we can readily see that the Baron di Piombo must have been a man of stern integrity.
How wonderful it would be if he could go with her to the station--his securities in a grip, his other possessions turned into a bank draft
To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
Sir Charles had the reputation of being rich, but we did not know how very rich he was until we came to examine his securities.

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