When they are sold for more or less than their nominal value, they are said to be above or below par.
How long you been keepin' Corrugated stocks from goin' below par?
It is those people who are run down, and in whom the white corpuscles are 'below par,' that catch the disease.
The first thing that caught his eye was, "Bondavara, sixty below par."
In short, if the family is a bad one, one below par, then marriage between cousins or between uncle and niece should be forbidden.
One must be reasonably sure that the kidneys are not the subject of chronic disease and are functionally, therefore, below par.
Probably this was a slack season for the higher needlework, and the getting up of fine linen was below par.
On the Marañon it is below par; Peruvian gold should therefore be bought at Guayaquil for that part of the route.
Is it wise to commence the effort, confined to our weakest securities, now below par?
"I'm afraid I'm below par on my mince pies," she confessed with a mockery of humiliation.