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Commercial Paper

An unsecured, short-term debt security issued by a corporation. Commercial paper is usually issued at a discount from par, and is a popular investment with mutual funds. It usually is issued in large denominations (over $250,000) and has a maturity of less than 270 days, with most maturing within one or two months of issue. It is a highly liquid investment and forms part of the money market. It is often simply called paper.

paper

A short-term unsecured note. This is generally used interchangeably with the term commercial paper.

Paper.

Short-term, unsecured debt securities that a corporation issues are often referred to as paper -- for short-term commercial paper. The term is sometimes used to refer to any corporate bonds, whether secured or unsecured, short or long term.

paper

Slang for promissory notes.If a seller is willing to provide some or all of the financing for a property, the seller would say,“I'm willing to hold some paper.” Lenders who specialize in loans to borrowers with less-than-ideal credit histories are said to specialize in B paper.

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By subscribing for the paper for five years I judge that a man might succeed in getting pretty much all of the story.
And coming to look at that paper at your full leisure and convenience--all in good time, for you're not curious to read it, and why should you be?
Indeed I do, but you spoke of seditious papers, and I have none of that sort.
The Sunday papers printed separate editions as further news came to hand, some even in default of it.
Paper him, as ye call it, set the hunt on him; and let honest, innocent folk show their faces in safety.
I renewed my promise to be her husband; and thus the next day that the bano chanced to be empty she at different times gave us by means of the reed and cloth two thousand gold crowns and a paper in which she said that the next Juma, that is to say Friday, she was going to her father's garden, but that before she went she would give us more money; and if it were not enough we were to let her know, as she would give us as much as we asked, for her father had so much he would not miss it, and besides she kept all the keys.
You must also put in a note to say that all the other papers were burned by your uncle, and that this is the only one which remains.
Had anyone visited you in your room after the papers came to you?
Lastly,' she continued, 'for I am at the end of these things, and I will say no more of them, and you shall say no more of them, and all that remains will be to determine whether the knowledge of them can be kept among us who are here present; lastly, when I suppressed that paper, with the knowledge of Arthur's father--'
Darkness full of thunder followed, and after the thunder Father Brown's voice said out of the dark: "Doctor, this paper is the wrong shape.
On the bed, and on a movable table which was attached to it, we found books and writing materials, and a paper containing some unfinished verses in manuscript, afterward identified as being in the handwriting of the deceased.
As mother passes father's tea she says, "Anything in the paper, John?

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