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consols

[kon-solz, kuh n-solz] /ˈkɒn sɒlz, kənˈsɒlz/
plural noun, Sometimes, consol
1.
the funded government securities of Great Britain that originated in the consolidation in 1751 of various public securities, chiefly in the form of annuities, into a single debt issue without maturity.
Also called bank annuities.
Origin
short for consolidated annuities
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  • The lack of war news, and the higher quotations of consols were sufficient to make wheat and pork markets open lower this morning.
British Dictionary definitions for consols

consols

/ˈkɒnsɒlz; kənˈsɒlz/
plural noun
1.
irredeemable British government securities carrying annual interest rates of two and a half or four per cent Also called bank annuities
Word Origin
short for consolidated stock
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