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consols

[kon-solz, kuh n-solz]
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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.
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Examples from the Web for consols

Historical Examples

  • If the Consols were at 60 we should be again bellowing, God save the King!

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • Told me to stick to Consols, and that the lesson was cheap at the price.

    Danger! and Other Stories

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Besides the building, an endowment of £8,000 in Consols was left by the founder.

    Hammersmith, Fulham and Putney

    Geraldine Edith Mitton

  • Consols, for the sole use and benefit of his granddaughter, Caroline Harcourt.

    The Bertrams</p>

    Anthony Trollope

  • The price of Consols was so high, and he had such a lot of money in them.


British Dictionary definitions for consols

consols

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
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