[ 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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (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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