- singular of consols.
- 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
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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
Word Origin for consols
alternative form of console (n.).