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self-liquidating

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Involving goods convertible into cash in a short time. Used of business transactions.
  • adjective Producing a return equal to the sum invested to create or maintain something.

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Examples

  • Discrimination in the private sector, he says, is "self-liquidating," something that will come as news to the many successful complainants before any of our human rights tribunals, and I'm not talking about the "hate speech" provisions, either.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • FDR and his Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. ramped up self-liquidating enterprises and quasi-publics.

    Michael Likosky: Let Wave Two Begin -- Obama, Geithner and an Infrastructure Bank

  • FDR and his Treasury Secretary Henry Morgenthau Jr. ramped up self-liquidating enterprises and quasi-publics.

    Michael Likosky: Let Wave Two Begin -- Obama, Geithner and an Infrastructure Bank

  • Such rule provides that if an organizer wishes to arrange an offering of mortgage-backed or like securities -- this by selling to an issuer mortgage loans or similarly self-liquidating obligations to serve as collateral -- the organizer must retain at least 5% of the credit risk on obligations sold.

    Louis M. Guenin: Regulating Collateralized Debt Obligations, the Elephant in the Room Untouched by Financial Reform Bills

  • Solid credit, he explained, is based either “(1) upon the competence, character, and earning power of the borrower, or (2) upon documents representing genuinely self-liquidating transactions.”

    The Great Depression

  • Solid credit, he explained, is based either “(1) upon the competence, character, and earning power of the borrower, or (2) upon documents representing genuinely self-liquidating transactions.”

    The Great Depression

  • Solid credit, he explained, is based either “(1) upon the competence, character, and earning power of the borrower, or (2) upon documents representing genuinely self-liquidating transactions.”

    The Great Depression

  • Exactly what “self-liquidating” meant was unclear, and fifty billion dollars was a lot of money.

    Interstate 69

  • There is discrimination in the private sector, but it is self-liquidating over time because of the costs it imposes on discriminators.

    Who's the carpetbagger?

  • There is discrimination in the private sector, but it is self-liquidating over time because of the costs it imposes on discriminators.

    Archive 2009-05-01

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