coupon
cou·pon /'kü-ˌpän, 'kyü-/ n [French, from Old French, piece, from couper to cut]: a statement of due interest to be cut from a debt instrument and esp. a bearer bond when payable and presented for payment; also: the interest rate of a coupon

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

coupon
I noun allocation, card, certificate, check, cheque, credit, credit check, detachable part of a certificate, detachable portion, dividend, interest certificate, interim dividend, negotiable instrument, note, premium bond, premium certificate, redeemable part, redemption slip, separable part of a certificate, separate ticket, share-out, slip, stub, ticket, token, voucher, written instrument associated concepts: coupon bond, coupon book, coupon interest, coupon note II index security (stock)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


coupon
n.
A certificate attached to a loan instrument that can be separated from the instrument and presented after a specified time for the collection of interest.

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


coupon
The meaning of this term differs depending on the context in which it is used. It may mean either:
• The rate of interest payable (typically semi-annually) on a convertible bond or exchangeable bond or other fixed interest security; or
• The certificate attached to a bearer security (for example, a bond) evidencing interest due on a specified date which the holder cashes in on interest payment dates.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


coupon
A certificate evidencing the obligation to pay an installment of interest or a dividend that must be cut and presented to its issuer for payment when it is due.

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


coupon
A certificate evidencing the obligation to pay an installment of interest or a dividend that must be cut and presented to its issuer for payment when it is due.

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

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  • coupon — [ kupɔ̃ ] n. m. • v. 1223; de couper 1 ♦ Fin d une pièce d étoffe. Coupons en solde. Pièce d étoffe roulée. 2 ♦ Fin. Feuillet que l on détache d un titre et sur la présentation duquel l établissement émetteur paye les intérêts, les dividendes.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • coupon — [ko͞o′pän΄, kyo͞o′pän] n. [Fr, remnant, coupon < couper, to cut: see COUP] 1. a detachable printed statement on a bond, specifying the interest due at a given time: each coupon on a bond is presented for payment at the proper time 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Coupon — Cou pon (k?? p?n; F. k?? p?n ), n. [F., fr. couper to cut, cut off. See {Coppice}.] 1. (Com.) A certificate of interest due, printed at the bottom of transferable bonds (state, railroad, etc.), given for a term of years, designed to be cut off… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coupon — COUPON. s. mas. Petit reste d une pièce d étoffe ou de toile. Un coupon de toile de batiste. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit aussi Des papiers portant intérêts, et dont on coupe une partie à chaque échéance …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • coupon — 1822, certificate of interest due on a bond (which could be cut from the bond and presented for payment), from Fr. coupon, lit. piece cut off, from couper to cut, from coup a blow (see COUP (Cf. coup)). Meaning widened to discount ticket 1860s by …   Etymology dictionary

  • Coupon — Coupon, Kupon: Die Bezeichnung für »Abschnitt (auf Wertpapieren); Stoffrest« wurde im 18. Jh. aus gleichbed. frz. coupon entlehnt, das zu frz. couper »‹ab›schneiden« gehört …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • coupon — Coupon. s. m. Petite piece de toile fine & claire, Un coupon de toile de baptiste …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Coupon — (franz., spr. kupóng, v. couper, schneiden), allgemein: Abschnitt, z. B. Tuchrest, abzutrennender Teil von Einlaßkarten, Fahrscheinen etc.; insbesondere (Zinscoupon, Zinsleiste, Zinsschein) Name der den Staats und andern öffentlichen Papieren,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Coupon — (frz., spr. kupóng), Abschnitt, von einem Ganzen abzutrennender Zettel als Beleg; Zins C. (Dividendenscheine), die den öffentlichen Schuldscheinen und Aktien in Bogen (Zinsbogen) beigegebenen Quittungen, die zur Erhebung der Zinsen und Dividenden …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Coupon — Coupon, Kupo, Rechnungsmünze auf den Sundainseln = 5 Sgr. 21/4 Pf. = 15 kr. C. M …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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