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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 Trust therefore proposed direct contact involving the family with the children on four occasions per year and five such contacts had been arranged between December 2005 and January 2007.
Mixer inner parts with surfaces in direct contact with the compound include mixing chambers, rotors, door top, floating weight and rotor end plates.
shumwayae, as long as filters prevented direct contact.
The third `win' is bringing this opportunity to companies who are looking for new alternatives, which allows Direct Contact to meet our clients' various sales, service and marketing needs.
Its mission is to bring environmental awareness, understanding, concern and commitment to a population of people largely removed from direct contact with the natural world.
Cowen and Company's conferences combine company presentations, on-stage interviews, panel discussions and management breakout sessions, to give institutional investors direct contact with senior management and industry experts, and to provide an introduction to dynamic emerging companies.
Personal protection equipment use (N95 mask, surgical mask, gloves, goggles, gown, and cap) was examined under three different settings: when having direct contact with SARS patients, when having contact with "patients in general" (includes both SARS and non-SARS patients), and when there was "no patient contact.
Direct contact with the metal or thermoset prop shaft and insufficient lubrication can quickly result in a hole in the boot, according to the literature.
That places the nozzle tips in direct contact with the part surface, so there is no cold slug between nozzle tip and the part.
If the substance is brought into direct contact with the skin, it can cause severe burns.
This enabled us to make direct contact with the brokers, and show them how easy it was to make a deal with us and earn a commission.
Rieke of the University of Arizona in Tucson, is that the chamber's new position has placed it in direct contact with its warmer surroundings, causing nitrogen ice to evaporate almost twice as rapidly as before.