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Originally debentur, from Latin debentur (there are owing), supposedly the first word of such a document in early times.

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  • (UK) IPA: /dɪˈbɛntjʊə/, /dɪˈbɛntʃə/

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Singular
Debenture

Plural
Debentures

Debenture (plural Debentures)
  1. A certificate that certifies an amount of money owed to someone; a certificate of indebtedness.
  2. (obsolete) A certificate of a loan made to the government; a government bond.
    • 1942, Elliot Paul, The Last Time I Saw Paris, Sickle Moon 2001, p. 72:
      Madame Corre, who made the important decisions after her plodding husband had spent hours on the ledger, sold the family debentures and put the money into Dutch decurities.
  3. (finance) A type of bond secured only by the general credit or promise to pay of the issuer, now commonly issued by large, well established corporations with adequate credit ratings.

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