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A change of ownership from one person or party to another.


1. To sell.

2. To deliver.

3. To change ownership between parties for any reason.


1. To record a change of ownership in a security on the issuer's books.
2. To deliver a security to the buyer's broker by the seller's broker.
Is it difficult to transfer my brokerage account to a different firm?

Transferring an account to another firm is relatively easy. The first step is to open an account at the new firm. Then sign an account transfer form, which will be provided by the new firm. A representative at the new firm should be able to provide assistance if you encounter any difficulties. The transfer should be completed within two weeks.

George Riles, First Vice President and Resident Manager, Merrill Lynch, Albany, GA


In a transfer, a 401(k) or IRA custodian or trustee moves the assets in your existing account directly to the custodian or trustee of your new account.

With a transfer, you don't risk failing to deposit the full amount of your withdrawal within the 60-day deadline for rollovers. And, in the case of a transfer from a 401(k) or similar retirement savings plan, nothing is withheld for income taxes.

In contrast, if you handle the rollover yourself, your employer must withhold 20% of the account value.

When securities are sent to a transfer agent for reregistration of the ownership name, this process is also known as a transfer.

Securities may be registered in the actual, or beneficial, owner's name, or in the name of a nominee, known as street name. Most stocks that are held by brokerage firms for their clients are registered in nominee name on the transfer agent's books.

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NSI had argued that a domain name was not, technically speaking, property, and as such it could not be held liable under the law for its transferal to Cohen.
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L.'s most valuable contribution is in part 3, which presents seven theoretical "Models of an Understanding of Contextualization" (transferal, translation, anthropological, ethnological, transcendental, semiotic, and especially his own "synergistic-developmental model") and concludes with some excellent suggestions for a contemporary "Incarnational and Contextualized Theology" (154-73).
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A description of a typical Huyghe work, not only in terms of its reference to an aspect of the filmmaking process, but also for its collaborative nature, reads: "'Parallel Time Soundtrack' (1996) presents a discussion, an experience in transferal. The dialogues originate from the recording of a conversation between Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Philippe Parreno [regular collaborators of Huyghe's],, and Pierre Huyghe, about their project 'Temporary School' (1996).
Until now, retailers have had separate POS and database systems, linked only by the transferal of transaction data into the database.
The victims' signatures were faked on transferal forms and large amounts of cash went to accounts of other beneficiaries at other banks.
The structural growth of the Khisor Range is dominantly attributed to the south directed transferal deformation mechanism along the basal detachment horizon being exposed at the foot of the Permian Warchha Sandstone.