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Informal for a debt security issued by the United States government, as opposed to one of its agencies. Perhaps the most prominent example of a direct security is a U.S. Treasury security. Direct securities are considered risk-free because they are guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the United States government.

direct (federal) government obligation

A debt that is backed by the full taxing power of the U.S. government. Direct obligations include Treasury bills, Treasury bonds, and U.S. savings bonds. These investments are generally considered to be of the very highest quality. See also federal agency security.
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The remaining two cases are a 19-year-old female, from Cardiff who is a direct contact of a confirmed case in Warwick and a 22-year-old female from Caerphilly, who is a contact of a confirmed case in Oxford.
She noted direct contact with patient 4's blood during hemostasis.
Immersion in a new and unfamiliar cultural milieu and direct contact with human suffering through service work poses a "disorienting dilemma" for participants.
Medical authorities state that HIV is spread through sexual intercourse, direct contact with infected blood, and from an infected mother to her unborn child.
It must not be forgotten, after all, that a new school of "subjective photography" had also begun to take hold in the '50s--Otto Steinert would soon have great influence on the Spanish scene--and that, through his father, the artist had had direct contact with the vanguard photography of the early decades of the century.
In Latin America, direct contact with business partners--and potential partners--is key to sealing the deal.
We never had a staff meeting, and our only direct contact was a dinner we shared at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature.
It is acquired by direct contact with an infected individual or, less commonly, by contact with a fomite (e.
Evaporative effects were found to be limited primarily to the layer in direct contact with the heated surface.
Company offers two new Direct Contact Magnet Separators.
The FBI Intelligence Bulletin is intended to provide information to patrol officers and other law enforcement personnel who have direct contact with the general public.
You essentially have direct contact with your fans.

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