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bond

noun
 
 
/bɒnd/
[C] FINANCE an amount of money that an organization or government borrows and promises to pay back on an agreed date with an agreed amount of interest, or the document that contains this agreement: a 10-year/20-year, etc. bond The first new bond is a 10-year bond, paying a 6.5% interest rate and repayable on Oct. 25, 2021.buy/invest in/sell/trade bonds We have kept sufficient money in a building society account so we will not be forced to sell our bonds. Legislation was introduced to allow indigenous peoples to issue bonds to finance economic-development projects. Some investors cannot hold bonds that carry a rating worse than A.
[C] INSURANCE a type of insurance that protects government organizations, companies, etc. from losing money: Contractors registered with the state are required to have liability insurance and a bond.
[C] US LAW a document in which a person or company agrees to pay a particular amount of money if they do not do something that they promised to do: To safeguard the environment, mine operators must post a bond to pay for possible cleanups.
(Definition of bond from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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