- unsecured bond
Other Word Forms of Debenture
Origin of Debenture
Middle English debentur from Latin dēbentur they are due (probably the first word appearing on certificates of indebtedness) third person pl. passive of dēbēre to owe ghabh- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Originally debentur, from Latin debentur (“there are owing”), supposedly the first word of such a document in early times.
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