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English definition of “the SEC”

the SEC

noun
 
 
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET abbreviation for the Securities and Exchange Commission: an official organization in the US that provides rules for stock markets in order to protect investors: The SEC proved that the brokers had violated Federal securities laws.
(Definition of the SEC from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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