Security
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Security
Security means any instrument or interest described in section 3(a)(10) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, 15 U.S.C. 78c(a)(10).
Security
“Security” means a mortgage, charge, pledge, lien or other security interest securing any obligation of any person or any other agreement or arrangement having a similar effect.
Security

‘Security’’ means any note, stock, treasury stock, secu­rity future, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in any profit-sharing agree­ment, collateral-trust certificate, preorganization certificate or subscription, transferable share, investment contract, voting- trust certificate, certificate of deposit for a security, fractional undivided interest in oil, gas, or other mineral rights, any put, call, straddle, option, or privilege on any security (including a certificate of deposit) or on any group or index of securities (including any interest therein or based on the value thereof), or any put, call, straddle, option, or privilege entered into on a national securities exchange relating to foreign currency, or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a ‘‘security’’, or any certificate of interest or participation in, tem­porary or interim certificate for, receipt for, guarantee of, or warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase, any of the foregoing. 

Security

‘‘Security’’ means any note, stock, treasury stock, secu­rity future, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in any profit-sharing agree­ment, collateral-trust certificate, preorganization certificate or subscription, transferable share, investment contract, voting- trust certificate, certificate of deposit for a security, fractional undivided interest in oil, gas, or other mineral rights, any put, call, straddle, option, or privilege on any security (including a certificate of deposit) or on any group or index of securities (in­cluding any interest therein or based on the value thereof), or any put, call, straddle, option, or privilege entered into on a national securities exchange relating to foreign currency, or, in general, any interest or instrument commonly known as a ‘‘security’’, or any certificate of interest or participation in, temporary or interim certificate for, receipt for, guaranty of, or warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase any of the fore­going. 

Security

The term ‘‘security’’ means any note, stock, treasury stock, security future, security-based swap, bond, debenture, certificate of interest or participation in any profit-sharing agreement or in any oil, gas, or other mineral royalty or lease, any collateral-trust certificate, preorganization certificate or subscription, transferable share, investment contract, voting- trust certificate, certificate of deposit for a security, any put, call, straddle, option, or privilege on any security, certificate of deposit, or group or index of securities (including any interest therein or based on the value thereof), or any put, call, straddle, option, or privilege entered into on a national securities exchange relating to foreign currency, or in general, any instrument commonly known as a ‘‘security’’; or any certificate of interest or participation in, temporary or interim certificate for, receipt for, or warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase, any of the foregoing; but shall not include currency or any note, draft, bill of exchange, or banker’s acceptance which has a maturity at the time of issuance of not exceeding nine months, exclusive of days of grace, or any renewal thereof the maturity of which is likewise limited. 

Security

The term “security”—

(A) includes—

     (i) note;

     (ii) stock;

     (iii) treasury stock;

     (iv) bond;

     (v) debenture;     

     (vi) collateral trust certificate;

     (vii) pre-organization certificate or subscription;

     (viii) transferable share;

     (ix) voting-trust certificate;

     (x) certificate of deposit;

     (xi) certificate of deposit for security;

     (xii) investment contract or certificate of interest or participation in a profit-sharing agreement or in an oil, gas, or mineral royalty or lease, if such contract or interest is required to be the subject of a registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, or is exempt under section 3(b) of such Act from the requirement to file such a statement;

     (xiii) interest of a limited partner in a limited partnership;

     (xiv) other claim or interest commonly known as “security”; and

     (xv) certificate of interest or participation in, temporary or interim certificate for, receipt for, or warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase or sell, a security; but

(B) does not include—

     (i) currency, check, draft, bill of exchange, or bank letter of credit;

     (ii) leverage transaction, as defined in section 761 of this title;

     (iii) commodity futures contract or forward contract;

     (iv) option, warrant, or right to subscribe to or purchase or sell a commodity futures contract;

     (v) option to purchase or sell a commodity;

     (vi) contract or certificate of a kind specified in subparagraph (A)(xii) of this paragraph that is not required to be the subject of a registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and is not exempt under section 3(b) of the Securities Act of 1933 from the requirement to file such a statement; or

     (vii) debt or evidence of indebtedness for goods sold and delivered or services rendered.

Security

A financial instrument that indicates ownership or equity (such as common stock), indebtedness (such as a debt security), or potential ownership (such as an option). 

 

Security

Generally, a transferable instrument representing an ownership interest in a corporation (equity security or stock) or the debt of a corporation, municipality, or sovereign. Other forms of debt such as mortgages can be converted into securities. Certain derivatives on securities (e.g., options on equity securities and security based swaps) are also considered securities for the purposes of the securities laws. Security futures products are considered to be both securities and futures products. Futures contracts on broad-based securities indexes are not considered securities.

Security

The property that will be pledged as collateral for a loan.

Security

Property that serves as collateral for a debt. Example: Real estate serves as security for a mortgage loan. In the event of default on the loan, the lender may sell the property to satisfy the debt.

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Security has been defined 61 different ways in documents like Money and Finance: Treasury, AMENDMENT AND RESTATEMENT, Investment Company Act of 1940, and 7 more.

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