Definitions for debenturedɪˈbɛn tʃər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a short-term, negotiable, interest-bearing note representing indebtedness.
Origin of debenture:
1425–75; late ME debentur < L dēbentur (mihi) there are owing (to me)
unsecured bond, debenture, debenture bond(noun)
the ability of a customer to obtain goods or services before payment, based on the trust that payment will be made in the future
a certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt
A certificate that certifies an amount of money owed to someone; a certificate of indebtedness.
A certificate of a loan made to the government; a government bond.
A type of bond secured only by the general credit or promise to pay of the issuer, now commonly issued by large, well established corporations with adequate credit ratings.
Origin: Originally debentur, from debentur, supposedly the first word of such a document in early times.
a writing acknowledging a debt; a writing or certificate signed by a public officer, as evidence of a debt due to some person; the sum thus due
a customhouse certificate entitling an exporter of imported goods to a drawback of duties paid on their importation
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a deed acknowledging a debt on a specified security.