Senior security(redirected from Senior Securities)
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A security that has higher priority compared to another in the event of liquidation. That is, if a company goes bankrupt and is liquidated, holders of secured debt must be paid before holders of unsecured debt. Holders of unsecured debt must be paid before preferred shareholders and finally, preferred shareholders must be satisfied before common shareholders. In the forgoing, each security is a senior security compared to the following one. See also: Absolute Priority Rule.
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