consol

[ kon-sol, kuh n-sol ]
/ ˈkɒn sɒl, kənˈsɒl /

noun

singular of consols.

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consols

[ kon-solz, kuh n-solz ]
/ ˈkɒn sɒlz, kənˈsɒlz /

plural noun Sometimes consol.

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.

Definition for consol (3 of 3)

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consols

/ (ˈkɒnsɒlz, kənˈsɒlz) /

pl n

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

Word Origin for consols

short for consolidated stock
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