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Book

A banker or trader's positions.

Book

1. An informal term for an accounting record such as an income statement. See also: Cook the books.

2. A general term for a record of any sort.

3. See: Subscribe.

book

1. A specialist's information on limit orders to buy and sell the security in which the specialist makes a market. The orders are left by other exchange members who wish to trade at a price that differs from the current market price. The book provides the specialist with an estimate of the demand for and supply of the stock in which he or she is a market maker. Also called specialist's book.
3. An organization's written accounting record.
4. An underwriting syndicate's record of activity for a new security issue.

book

In accounting, to recognize a transaction by recording an entry. For example, a financial institution books a loan when it lends money to a customer.
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I HEAR the Labour Party are preparing to throw the book at the Kelvin MP George Galloway in a bid to force him out of the party.
It's time to throw the book at them - and treat them like the thugs they are.
He has already apologised for his behaviour but Hearts fear the SFA will throw the book at him as a warning that such conduct will not be tolerated.
Perish the thought that while the authorities throw the book at jockeys nine times out of 10, they are rather more reluctant to clobber those frightfully important trainer chappies.
Throw the book at those who torched buildings and chucked bottles at the cops.
If they tried to cash in by cheating kids out of a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the Royal Mail should throw the book at them.
The incident went unpunished by Italian referee Stefano Braschi, but now UEFA's disciplinary committee, which meets on Thursday, looks set to throw the book at him.
Rooney (above) is one of the best players in the world and it re-ignites the argument that if we are to throw the book at one of the big boys when they do it, then maybe everyone else will stop.
It is time that the courts took heed of public opinion and throw the book at him.
Australia lawyers are planning to throw the book at the pair - that rat could have been one of their colleagues.

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