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

put option
An option to sell a particular commodity or security at a certain time for a certain price. Sometimes simply called a "put." Compare: call option
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

put option
A right (but not an obligation) to sell either at a pre-agreed price or at a price to be determined in accordance with a pre-agreed formula and generally exercisable by the seller during an agreed period. Generally used in relation to shares or other securities but can be used in relation to other assets. A put option provides a safety net for a potential seller by guaranteeing a price for a limited period.
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USA
put option, Also known as a put and a put right.
A right, but not an obligation, to sell a specified asset (such as stock or LLC interests) at a set price (or a price to be calculated in accordance with a set formula) and during a specified time period.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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