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Definition of

call

  • 1.

    option to buy stock an option to buy stock at an agreed price or before a particular date.

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  • 2.

    demand for agreed partial payment of share capital a request made to the holders of partly paid-up share capital for the payment of a predetermined sum due on the share capital, under the terms of the original subscription agreement. Failure on the part of the stockholder to pay a call may result in the forfeiture of the relevant holding of partly paid shares.

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Definitions of ’call’ and meaning of ’call’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’call’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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