ring-fence


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ring-fence

vb (tr)
1. (Banking & Finance) to assign (money, a grant, fund, etc) to one particular purpose, so as to restrict its use: to ring-fence a financial allowance.
2. (Banking & Finance) to oblige (a person or organization) to use money for a particular purpose: to ring-fence a local authority.
n
(Banking & Finance) an agreement, contract, etc, in which the use of money is restricted to a particular purpose
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

ring-fence


Past participle: ring-fenced
Gerund: ring-fencing

Imperative
ring-fence
ring-fence
Present
I ring-fence
you ring-fence
he/she/it ring-fences
we ring-fence
you ring-fence
they ring-fence
Preterite
I ring-fenced
you ring-fenced
he/she/it ring-fenced
we ring-fenced
you ring-fenced
they ring-fenced
Present Continuous
I am ring-fencing
you are ring-fencing
he/she/it is ring-fencing
we are ring-fencing
you are ring-fencing
they are ring-fencing
Present Perfect
I have ring-fenced
you have ring-fenced
he/she/it has ring-fenced
we have ring-fenced
you have ring-fenced
they have ring-fenced
Past Continuous
I was ring-fencing
you were ring-fencing
he/she/it was ring-fencing
we were ring-fencing
you were ring-fencing
they were ring-fencing
Past Perfect
I had ring-fenced
you had ring-fenced
he/she/it had ring-fenced
we had ring-fenced
you had ring-fenced
they had ring-fenced
Future
I will ring-fence
you will ring-fence
he/she/it will ring-fence
we will ring-fence
you will ring-fence
they will ring-fence
Future Perfect
I will have ring-fenced
you will have ring-fenced
he/she/it will have ring-fenced
we will have ring-fenced
you will have ring-fenced
they will have ring-fenced
Future Continuous
I will be ring-fencing
you will be ring-fencing
he/she/it will be ring-fencing
we will be ring-fencing
you will be ring-fencing
they will be ring-fencing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ring-fencing
you have been ring-fencing
he/she/it has been ring-fencing
we have been ring-fencing
you have been ring-fencing
they have been ring-fencing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ring-fencing
you will have been ring-fencing
he/she/it will have been ring-fencing
we will have been ring-fencing
you will have been ring-fencing
they will have been ring-fencing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ring-fencing
you had been ring-fencing
he/she/it had been ring-fencing
we had been ring-fencing
you had been ring-fencing
they had been ring-fencing
Conditional
I would ring-fence
you would ring-fence
he/she/it would ring-fence
we would ring-fence
you would ring-fence
they would ring-fence
Past Conditional
I would have ring-fenced
you would have ring-fenced
he/she/it would have ring-fenced
we would have ring-fenced
you would have ring-fenced
they would have ring-fenced
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But amid that mass ran a vein of which he was too good and honorable a man to like the avowal even to himself: it was undeniable that the union of the two estates--Tipton and Freshitt-- lying charmingly within a ring-fence, was a prospect that flattered him for his son and heir.
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NatWest Holdings was formed in 2016 to ring-fence the company's retail banking operations from its investment activities to comply with new regulation.
The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) said the largest lenders faced a shortfall in their capital buffers of between PS2.2bn and PS3.3bn when they ring-fence their retail and investment arms.
will be required to "ring-fence" critical banking services whose temporary interruption would have a significant direct impact on the domestic economy, in particular on households and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Summary: George Osborne is set to warn Britain's biggest banks that they will face complete separation if they flout new rules to ring-fence risky operations from savers' deposits.
Summary: Britain's banks will be broken up if they fail to ring-fence retail operations from their investment divisions to avoid any future state bailouts of lenders, finance minister George Osborne warned on Monday.
Summary: London: Britain's biggest banks will face being broken up if they fail to ring-fence their ...
A MERSEYSIDE MP has called for a government minister to ring-fence library funding.