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NEGOTIABLE CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT is a security generally issued in increments of $1 million and, if created in good delivery form, salable in the national market through a securities dealer or a bank investment depart­ment prior to maturity.

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PRO RATA is the basis for allocating an amount proportionally to the items involved. An amount may be proportionally distributed to assets, expenses, funds, etc.

PROCEEDS, generally in business, is the total amount brought in, e.g. the proceeds of a sale. In insurance, it is the net amount received (as for a check or from an insurance settlement) after deduction of any discount or charges.

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