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[kon-sol, kuh n-sol]
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  1. singular of consols.


[kon-solz, kuh n-solz]
plural noun Sometimes consol.
  1. the funded government securities of Great Britain that originated in the consolidation in 1751 of various public securities, chiefly in the form of annuities, into a single debt issue without maturity.

Origin of consols

short for consolidated annuities
Also called bank annuities.


  1. consolidated.
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Examples from the Web for consol

Historical Examples

  • There's a Consol investment and not a sight wanted of either capital or interest for five years.

    Three Plays by Granville-Barker

    Harley Granville-Barker

  • Most of young Hatherley's Consol capital is out on mortgage at four and a half and five .

    Three Plays by Granville-Barker

    Harley Granville-Barker

  • What was Mr. Cochrane Johnstone's consol account on that day?

  • Placed on a consol table before a mirror it makes a delightful spot in the hall.

British Dictionary definitions for consol


pl n
  1. irredeemable British government securities carrying annual interest rates of two and a half or four per centAlso called: bank annuities

Word Origin

short for consolidated stock
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for consol


alternative form of console (n.).

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