Securities and Exchange Commission
n.
A federal agency that oversees the sale and issuing of corporate stocks and bonds and corporate takeovers.
abbrv.
SEC

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


Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC)
The federal agency that oversees the nation's securities markets and interprets federal securities law. The SEC also oversees ratings agencies and private regulatory organizations.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations

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

Securities and Exchange Commission
SeeUS Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
An independent regulatory agency of the US government that administers the US securities markets. It has broad powers to issue regulations, institute administrative proceedings and bring a suit in the federal courts to enforce securities provisions.
For further information, see the SEC website: .
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The federal agency created to administer the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (as amended) and the Securities Act of 1933 (as amended) and later given authority to administer the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940. The statutes administered by the SEC are designed to promote full public disclosure and protect the investing public against fraudulent and manipulative practices in the securities markets.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


Securities and Exchange Commission
n. The federal administrative agency established by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in order to supervise and regulate the issuing and trading of securities and to eliminate fraudulent or unfair practices. It is a regulating agency and is not judicial in nature, although it may pursue judicial remedies in federal court. Abbreviated SEC.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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