[kon-sol, kuh n-sol]
- singular of consols.
[kon-solz, kuh n-solz]
- 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.
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Examples from the Web for consol
There's a Consol investment and not a sight wanted of either capital or interest for five years.
Most of young Hatherley's Consol capital is out on mortgage at four and a half and five .
What was Mr. Cochrane Johnstone's consol account on that day?The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane,
William Brodie Gurney
Placed on a consol table before a mirror it makes a delightful spot in the hall.Furnishing the Home of Good Taste
Lucy Abbot Throop
- irredeemable British government securities carrying annual interest rates of two and a half or four per centAlso called: bank annuities
short for consolidated stock
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Word Origin and History for consol
alternative form of console (n.).
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