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bank run definition

The concerted action of depositors who try to withdraw their money from a bank because they fear that the bank will fail.

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  • The colony coins its own money and possesses a bank run by the boys themselves, where the colonists can deposit their savings.

    Criminal Man Gina Lombroso-Ferrero
  • Her arrival there created a measure of popular tumult only to be equalled by a bank run or a fire alarm.

    Local Color Irvin S. Cobb
  • What risk does the bank run if it allows him to have possession of the bill of lading indorsed in blank?

    Commercial Law Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill

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