RIGHTS Definition

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RIGHTS, generally, is an entitlement to something, whether to concepts like justice and due process or to ownership of property or some interest in property, real or personal. In securities, it is a securities offering that gives the stockholder an option to purchase additional shares at a predeter­mined price. Frequently, the stock can be traded with the rights attached.

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REWORK is to change an item in order to improve it or make it more suitable for a particular purpose, e.g. to rework a defective product into one that exhibits the quality required for acceptance.

SUBORDINATED DEBT is debt over which senior debt takes priority. In the event of bankruptcy, subordinated debt holders receive payment only after senior debt claims are paid in full. There is a pecking order determining the sequence in which a company will pay off its debt instruments, subordinate (or junior) issues will not be repaid until unsubordinated (or senior) debt has been repaid in full.

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