Origin of debenture
Examples from the Web for debenture
He drew a princely salary and a substantial dividend, he was listed as a debenture holder and was accounted a rich man.The Green Rust|Edgar Wallace
From the point of view of the security they are either debentures (simply); mortgage debentures; debenture bonds.
The receiver general would then deliver to the bank an amount of registered notes equal to the amount of debenture lodged.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
For every certificate or debenture, for drawing back any duty on the re-shipping of goods, one dollar.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
The first two of the above acts relate to mortgages and bonds, the last to debenture stock.
British Dictionary definitions for debenture
Word Origin for debenture
Word Origin and History for debenture
"written acknowledgment of a debt," early 15c., from Latin debentur "there are due" (said to have been the first word in formal certificates of indebtedness), passive present third person plural of debere "to owe" (see debt).