par
par 1 /'pär/ n [Latin, one that is equal, from par equal]: the face amount of an instrument of value (as a check or note): as
a: the monetary value assigned to each share of stock in the charter of a corporation
b: the principal of a bond
par 2 adj: participating

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

par
I (equality) noun aequalis, aequus, balance, equal footing, equal value, equal worth, equality, equal ness, equipollence, equivalence, evenness, identicalness, identity, interchangeableness, likeness, sameness, similarity associated concepts: above par value, at par value, par value of stock II (face amount) noun amount, appraisal, appraisement, evaluation, face value, market price, price, rate, valuation, value, value in exchange, worth III index peer, similar IV index worth

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


par
n.
(1) A standard or norm used as a benchmark for comparison, such as the value of one nation’s currency compared to another’s (also called par of exchange), or the normal number of strokes used to complete a golf course.
(2) The face value of a stock, bond, or negotiable instrument, as opposed to market value; also called par value.

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


par
The face value of a stock or bond, which is the amount the original purchaser paid the issuing corporation. (See also: par-value stock)
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

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


par

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


par

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

par
n.
   1) an equal level.
   2) the face value of a stock or bond, printed on the certificate, which is the amount the original purchaser paid the issuing corporation. However, most common stocks are issued as "no-par value," and the value reflects the current market for the stock. Preferred stocks state a par value upon which the dividends are calculated, and the par value of bonds establishes the final pay-off amount upon maturity, usually many years in the future.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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