REDEMPTION Definition

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REDEMPTION is the repayment of the principal amount of a debt or security at or before maturity (as when a corporation repurchases its own stock).

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CAPITAL STRUCTURE refers to the permanent long-term financing of a company. Capital structure normally includes common and preferred stock, long-term debt and retained earnings. It does not include accounts payable or short-term debt.

JOINT VENTURE is a venture by a partnership or conglomerate designed to share risk or expertise. See also VENTURE.

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