securities
I noun assets, bonds, capital, evidences of debts, evidences of obligations, holdings, invested property, investment, negotiables, property, shares, stocks associated concepts: corporate securities, investment securities, sale of securities II index portfolio

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


securities
stock and shares. In relation to a company not limited by shares (whether or not it has a share capital), the interest of a member of the company as such; thus, debentures and loan stocks are securities.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


securities
A generic term for shares of stock, bonds, and debentures issued by corporations and governments to evidence ownership and terms of payment of dividends or final payoff. They are called securities because the assets or profits of the corporation or the credit of the government stand as security for payment. However, unlike secured transactions in which specific property is pledged, securities are only as good as the future profitability of the corporation or the management of the governmental agency. Most securities are traded on various stock or bond markets.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations

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

securities
USA
This term security has a number of meanings. In the context of:
Finance, something given, deposited, or pledged to make secure the fulfillment of an obligation, usually the repayment of a debt. In a secured loan financing, the borrower will grant a security interest in collateral as security for the performance of its obligations and the payment of its debt under a loan agreement.
Securities and capital markets, an instrument that represents ownership (stock), a creditor relationship (bond), or other right to ownership (option). The US securities laws (the Securities Act of 1933 (as amended), Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (as amended), Investment Company Act of 1940 and Investment Advisers Act of 1940) define securities to be of an enumerated list of financial products.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


securities
n. Stocks, bonds, and the like; any instrument of secured indebtedness or of a right to participate in the profits or assets of a profit making concern. Traditionally, securities have been a major area of investment and speculation by individuals and banks.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


securities
Evidence of a corporation's debts or property.

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


securities
Evidence of a corporation's debts or property.

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

securities
n.
   generic term for shares of stock, bonds and debentures issued by corporations and governments to evidence ownership and terms of payment of dividends or final pay-off. They are called securities because the assets and/or the profits of the corporation or the credit of the government stand as security for payment. However, unlike secured transactions in which specific property is pledged, securities are only as good as the future profitability of the corporation or the management of the governmental agency. Most securities are traded on various stock or bond markets.
   See also: bond, debenture, share, stock

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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