debenture


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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.
See also: Finance
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 proceeds of the debenture offering will be used to continue to fund the company's phase 2 trial for CLI, research and development, costs towards other clinical trials including application for an angina pectoris trial and for general working capital.
The Debentures are listed and posted for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol FC.DB.I.
This has been agreed upon at the meeting of the parliamentary committee on financing and budget, at which the second debate concerning the proposed modifications to the debenture law and the financial discipline law took place.
A trustee of the Cardiff Harlequins rugby club, he said: "I have written to Roger Lewis after seeing an email sent by the WRU's compliance and debenture coordinator Ross Salmon to my fellow trustee, Richard Pexton.
In return for an interestfree loan, the WRU has granted debenture holders the right to buy tickets for matches played in the national stadium over a specified period.
Lounor Exploration Incorporated (TSXV: LO) (Frankfurt: LE2A), a Canada-based natural resources company with mineral holdings in Ontario and Quebec, has withdrawn two convertible debentures.
16 December 2011 - Canadian Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc (CVE:CTH) said on Thursday it had completed a secured series E-3 debenture financing with a total principal amount of CAD155,172 (USD151,000/EUR115,000).