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PERPETRATE is to carry out an action, e.g., a crime.

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CORE COMPETENCY is a specific factor that a business believes as being central to the way it, or its employees work. A core competency normally fulfils three key criteria:

  • It provides customer benefits
  • It is not easy for competitors to imitate or duplicate
  • It can be leveraged widely to many products and markets.

BOOK ENTRY TRANSACTION, in securities, is a transaction that does not entail physical transfer of paper securities. An entry is made on the books of a safekeeping depository showing the beneficial owner of the securities. This has become a standard transaction method for all U.S. Treasury, many U.S. Government agency securities and many tax­able and tax-exempt instruments.

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