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

call option
n.
A contract giving its holder the right to purchase stock at a specific price by a specific date.

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


call option
An option to buy a particular commodity or security at a fixed price for a certain amount of time. Sometimes simply called a "call." Compare: put option
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement

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

call option
A right, but not an obligation, for a potential buyer to acquire an asset at a specified price (or a price to be calculated in accordance with a pre-agreed formula) and during a specified period. Call options can be used in joint ventures as a method of resolving deadlock situations; if A has a call option enforceable against B, A can require B to sell B's shares to him.
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USA
call option, Also known as a call and a call right.
A right, but not an obligation, to acquire 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 period.
Related terms

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

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