bond indenture

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Bond indenture

Contract that sets forth the promises of a bond issuer and the rights of investors.


A contract for a bond. An indenture sets the terms of the bond; for example, it includes the coupon rate, the period until maturity, and whether the bond comes with any special features like convertibility or whether it is callable. All bonds must have an indenture. Indentures are usually summarized in a bond's prospectus.

bond indenture

See indenture.
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Some bond indentures containing anti-takeover covenants have been written in such a way that the bonds are nonredeemable for a period of years.