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certificate of deposit

a written acknowledgment of a bank that it has received from the person named a specified sum of money as a deposit, often for a fixed term at a specified interest rate.
Abbreviation: CD, C.D. Unabridged
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  • The dormancy period for a matured certificate of deposit is five years.
  • All interest earned from the certificate of deposit will belong to the depositor.
British Dictionary definitions for certificate of deposit

certificate of deposit

a negotiable certificate issued by a bank in return for a deposit of money for a term of up to five years CD
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