debt instrument

Definition

A written promise to repay a debt. Examples include bills, bonds, notes, CDs, GICs, commercial paper, and banker's acceptances.

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You should try to find a way to give out a debt instrument so that the other party will trust you more.

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The paperwork which accompanies a vehicle loan is an example of a debt instrument, meaning that it evidences your promise to repay a debt.

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The clever investor pulled out a crayon and wrote down the amount and his signature on the pink napkin, daring us to question his choice of a debt instrument.

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