discount


discount
dis·count 1 /'dis-ˌkau̇nt/ n: a reduction made from the gross amount or value of something: as
a: a reduction made from a regular or list price or a proportionate deduction from a debt account usu. made for prompt payment or for payment in cash
b: a reduction made for interest in advancing money upon or purchasing a note not yet due
c: a reduction in the price of a bond see also discount bond at bond 2
d: the sale of securities that are issued below and redeemed at face value compare premium 1
dis·count 2 /'dis-ˌkau̇nt, dis-'kau̇nt/ vt
1 a: to make a deduction from usu. for cash or prompt payment
b: to sell or offer at a lowered price
2: to lend money on after deducting a discount
banks discount negotiable instruments
3: to take into account (a future event or prospect) in making present calculations
vi: to give or make discounts
dis·count 3 /'dis-ˌkau̇nt/ adj
1 a: selling goods or services at a discount
a discount broker
b: offered or sold at a discount
discount securities
2: reflecting a discount
the discount price

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

discount
I noun abatement, allowance, amount deducted, bargain, decessio, decrease, decrement, deductio, deduction, diminution, lower price, markdown, reduction, special price, subtraction associated concepts: discount a loan, discount bills, discount notes, trade discount II (disbelieve) verb be indifferent to, belittle, brush aside, decessio, deductio, depreciate, discountenance, discredit, disdain, disesteem, disparage, disregard, distrust, doubt, gloss over, harbor suspicions, ignore, make light of, misprize, mistrust, pass over, pay no attention, pay no heed, pay no mind, question, slight, spurn, suspect III (minimize) verb abate, abbreviate, abridge, allay, attenuate, condense, curtail, deflate, detract, diminish, lessen, minimalize, pare, reduce, render less, scale down, shorten, underestimate, understate, undervalue IV (reduce) verb abate, allow a margin, cut, decrease, deduct from, depreciate, detract, lower, lower the sale price, make allowance for, mark down, rebate, reduce the mark-up, sell below par, slash prices, strike off, subduct, subtract, take from, take off, underprice, undersell, undervalue V index brokerage, deduct (reduce), deduction (diminution), depreciate, discredit, disparage, drawback, except (exclude), exclude, lessen, minimize, rebate (noun), rebate (verb), refund, reject

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


discount
n.
An amount subtracted from a larger sum; a deduction from a loan or advance made by a bank when it buys a negotiable instrument due at a future date at a price below its face value.

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


discount
Payment of less than the full or regular amount of the price for goods or services or less than the amount due on a promissory note.
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property

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

discount
n.
   the payment of less than the full amount due on a promissory note or price for goods or services. Usually a discount is by agreement and includes the common situation in which a holder of a long-term promissory note or material goods will sell it/them for less than face value in order to get cash now-the difference is the discount.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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