certificate of indebtedness

Definitions of certificate of indebtedness
  1. noun
    a written promise to repay a debt
    synonyms: debt instrument, obligation
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    cash equivalent
    a highly liquid debt instrument with maturities of less than three months
    CD, certificate of deposit
    a debt instrument issued by a bank; usually pays interest
    note, note of hand, promissory note
    a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time
    floater
    a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills)
    bond, bond certificate
    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
    bond issue
    bonds sold by a corporation or government agency at a particular time and identifiable by date of maturity
    convertible bond
    a bond that can be converted to other securities under certain conditions
    corporate bond
    a bond issued by a corporation; carries no claim to ownership and pays no dividends but payments to bondholders have priority over payments to stockholders
    bearer bond, coupon bond
    a bond issued with detachable coupons that must be presented to the issuer for interest payments
    government bond
    a bond that is an IOU of the United States Treasury; considered the safest security in the investment world
    high-yield bond, junk bond
    a (speculative) bond with a credit rating of BB or lower; issued for leveraged buyouts and other takeovers by companies with questionable credit
    municipal bond
    a bond issued by a state or local government
    noncallable bond
    a bond containing a provision that the holder cannot redeem the security before a specific date (usually at maturity)
    performance bond, surety bond
    a bond given to protect the recipient against loss in case the terms of a contract are not filled; a surety company assumes liability for nonperformance
    post-obit bond
    a bond made by a reversioner to secure a loan; payable out of his reversion
    registered bond
    a bond whose owner is recorded on the books of the issuer; can be transferred to another owner only when endorsed by the registered owner
    revenue bond
    a bond issued by an agency that is commissioned to finance public works; revenue from the public property is used to pay off the bond
    secured bond
    a bond that is back by collateral
    debenture, debenture bond, unsecured bond
    the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future
    zero coupon bond, zero-coupon bond
    a bond that is issued at a deep discount from its value at maturity and pays no interest during the life of the bond; the commonest form of zero-coupon security
    time deposit
    a certificate of deposit from which withdrawals can be made only after advance notice or at a specified future date
    demand note
    a note payable on demand
    note receivable
    your right in a promissory note in which the maker promises to pay a certain amount of money at a certain time
    note payable
    a note promising to pay a certain amount of money at a certain time
    commercial paper
    an unsecured and unregistered short-term obligation issued by an institutional borrower to investors who have temporarily idle cash
    municipal note
    a municipal debt instrument with a maturity of less than 2 years
    IOU
    an informal debt instrument; representing `I owe you'
    time note
    a note that specifies the time (or times) of repayment
    Premium Bond
    a government bond that bears no interest or capital gains but enters the holder into lotteries
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    document
    a written account of ownership or obligation
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