ACCEPTANCE is a drawees promise to pay either a TIME DRAFT or SIGHT DRAFT. Normally, the acceptor signs his/her name after writing "accepted" (or some other words indicating acceptance) on the bill along with the date. That "acceptance" effectively makes the bill a promissory note, i.e. the acceptor is the maker and the drawer is the endorser.
MAJORITY CONTROL is the degree of control provided by a majority position.
YEAR-END DIVIDEND is a payment to stockholders from retained earnings, declared at the end to a business year.
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