- the other person or institution entering into a financial contract or transaction: the default of a counterparty.
Also con·tra·par·ty [kon-truh-pahr-tee] /ˈkɒn trəˌpɑr ti/.
Origin of counterparty
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Examples from the Web for counterparty
So why are we surprised if Goldman gets to jump the AIG counterparty line?Goldman's Crisis Control
July 21, 2009
- a person who is a party to a contract
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