Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Chiefly British A government bond in Great Britain, originally issued in 1751, that pays perpetual interest and has no date of maturity. Often used in the plural. Also called bank annuity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A perpetual bond issued by the United Kingdom, from the 18th century.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A consolidated annuity (see consols); -- chiefly in combination or attributively.

Etymologies

Short for Consolidated Annuity.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Abbreviation of consolidated annuity (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I love the Wii, as far as any game consol is concerned the Wii has the most innovation with Wii Ware and the Virtual console along with Wii titles like Wii Fit and WIi Music coming soon.

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  • THe thief the consol is far smaller and far cheaper then the 360 so i think its unlikly that its gonna be anywhere able to match it.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - First Revolution title game.

  • I got a bug but the output from the consol is a bit too large to be pasted here...

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  • The book also describes the British "consol" bond ( "in the four percents", I guess) and shows a picture of Sir Walter

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  • I like to tell myself, irrationally or no, that Grandma said I had it backwards to consol me.

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  • As for consol sales, i dont think any single game can push unit sales.

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  • Take MAG for instance, thats doing something no consol game has ever done with its insane mmo fps ... but it wont push ps3 sales.

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  • None other than committed Tory, and NO voter, Fred (Sir Fred) Goodwin, (see below to explain why) No gloating from Fred though – he came to consol me.

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  • Those Israelis skeptical about the Palestinians 'ultimate intentions should find some consol in a written government document confirming the Palestinian government's vision of peace and democracy.

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  • We all think it could happen only to someone else, that someday we might be called upon to consol.

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