debt on a security
A loan note or debenture that is capable of being realised at a profit and capable of assignment. The debt should not be a short-term borrowing and it should carry a return in the form of interest, premium, discount or a right to convert into shares.

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

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  • security — se·cur·i·ty /si kyu̇r ə tē/ n pl ties 1 a: something (as a mortgage or collateral) that is provided to make certain the fulfillment of an obligation used his property as security for a loan b: surety see also …   Law dictionary

  • debt — A sum of money due by certain and express agreement. A specified sum of money owing to one person from another, including not only obligation of debtor to pay but right of creditor to receive and enforce payment. State v. Ducey, 25 Ohio App.2d 50 …   Black's law dictionary

  • debt — A sum of money due by certain and express agreement. A specified sum of money owing to one person from another, including not only obligation of debtor to pay but right of creditor to receive and enforce payment. State v. Ducey, 25 Ohio App.2d 50 …   Black's law dictionary

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  • Security interest — A security interest is a property interest created by agreement or by operation of law over assets to secure the performance of an obligation, usually the payment of a debt.[1] It gives the beneficiary of the security interest certain… …   Wikipedia

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  • debt — n [Old French dette, ultimately from Latin debita, plural of debitum debt, from neuter of debitus, past participle of debere to owe] 1: something owed: as a: a specific sum of money or a performance due another esp. by agreement (as a loan… …   Law dictionary

  • debt securities — This term has a number of meanings depending on the context in which it is used: • Generally, a debenture, a government and public security or a warrant which confers a right in respect of an investment in a debenture or government and public… …   Law dictionary

  • security interest — see interest 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. security interest …   Law dictionary

  • Security — Se*cu ri*ty, n.; pl. {Securities}. [L. securitas: cf. F. s[ e]curit[ e]. See {Secure}, and cf. {Surety}.] 1. The condition or quality of being secure; secureness. Specifically: (a) Freedom from apprehension, anxiety, or care; confidence of power… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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