Business / Taxes / Bearer Bond: A bearer bond is a certificate that states the security's par value, the rate at which interest will be paid, and the name of the bond's owner. In the past, bearer bonds came with detachable coupons that had to be presented to the issuer to receive the interest payments. That practice explains why a bond's interest rate is often referred to as its coupon rate. Unlike most bonds issued in the United States since 1983, which are registered electronically, a bearer bond isn't registered, and there's no record of ownership. This means it can be sold or redeemed by the person or organization that holds it.
Bond Verb Synonyms: cement, bind, hold together, stick, cohere
Bond Noun Synonyms: tie(s), shackles, chains, fetters, manacles, handcuffs, trammels, thongs, cord(s), rope(s), restraint(s), constraint(s), check(s), control(s), rein(s)
Business / Finance / Bearer Form: Describes issue form of security not registered on the issuing corporation's books, and therefore payable to its bearer. See also: Bearer bond; coupon bond. MORE
Business / Finance / Registered Bond: A bond whose issuer records ownership and interest payments. Differs from a bearer bond, which is traded without record of ownership and whose possession is the only evidence of ownership. MORE