index
in·dex 1 n: a numerical measure or indicator (as of inflation or economic performance) see also consumer price index
index 2 vt: to link (as wages, rates, or investments) to an index
under the contract wages were index ed to inflation

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

index
I (catalog) noun earmark, enumeration, indicant, indicator, list, listing, listing of contents, mark, sign II (docket) verb categorize, codify, file, submit III (gauge) noun measure, guide, scale IV (relate) verb catalog, class, classify, document, enumerate, group, inventory, itemize, list, specify, record, supply or furnish with reference V index book, classify, clue, codify, directory, enumerate, fix (arrange) VI index gist (substance) VII index indicant, indicate, indication, indicator VIII index inscription, inventory IX index itemize, ledger, marshal, pigeonhole, record, register, roll, schedule, symbol, symptom, tabulate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


index
n.
(1) An alphabetical list of entries or topics in a book or series, including the pages on which they appear.
(2) A statistical method of tracking fluctuations in the value of stocks, mortgages, inflation, the economy, etc., over time.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


index
A market-sensitive interest rate that determines interest-rate changes on adjustable-rate mortgages and other variable rate loans. Common indices include the six-month London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), the Federal Home Loan Bank 11th District Cost of Funds (COFI), and the prime rate as listed in The Wall Street Journal.
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


index
A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.
Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index).
Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.
In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


index
A book containing references, alphabetically arranged, to the contents of a series or collection of documents or volumes; or a section (normally at the end) of a single volume or set of volumes containing such references to its contents.
 
Statistical indexes are also used to track or measure changes in the economy (for example, the Consumer Price Index) and movement in stock markets (for example, Standard & Poor's Index).
 
Such indexes are usually keyed to a base year, month, or other period of comparison.
 
In mortgage financing, the term is used to determine adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) interest rates after the discount period ends. Common indexes for ARMs are one-year Treasury securities and the national average cost of funds to savings and loan associations.

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