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sinking fund

noun
1.
a fund to extinguish an indebtedness, usually a bond issue.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25
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Examples from the web for sinking fund
  • The sinking fund shall be deposited in a depositary selected by the county buildings commission.
  • Another way to prepare for unacceptable loses, especially when loses are predictable, is by using a sinking fund.
  • The sinking fund is used to payoff the bond at termination.
British Dictionary definitions for sinking fund

sinking fund

noun
1.
a fund accumulated out of a business enterprise's earnings or a government's revenue and invested to repay a long-term debt or meet a depreciation charge
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sinking fund in Culture

sinking fund definition


A fund into which companies or governments place money to redeem their bonds and other forms of indebtedness.

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