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- (finance, law) A document evidencing a debt; the debt so evidenced.
2005, Abbas Ali Mirza, Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Workbook, page 235:
- In this case, Entity A would be required to separate the equity conversion option (the embedded derivative) from the host debt instrument
2005, James C. Van Horne, Fundamentals of Financial Management, page 525:
- The creditworthiness of a publicly traded debt instrument is often judged in terms of the credit ratings assigned to it by investment rating