DEBT SECURITY Definition

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DEBT SECURITY is a security representing a loan given by an investor to an issuer. In return for the loan, the issuer promises to pay interest and to repay the debt on a specified date. Debt security issuers may include corporations, municipalities, the federal government, or a federal agency. See CONVERTIBLE and CONVERTIBLE DEBT.

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ORIGINAL FACE is the the face value (original principal amount) of a security, generally a mortgage- or asset­-backed security, as of its issue date.

Dr is an ancient Italian abbreviation for the Italian word 'debare'; meaning 'debit' (not to be confused with the acronym DR with both letters in uppercase).

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