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Consols \Con"sols\ (? or ?; 277), n. pl. [A contraction of consolidated (annuities).] The leading British funded government security.

Note: A considerable part of the public debt of Great Britian, which had been contracted in the form of annuities yielding various rates of interest, was, in 1757, consolidated into one fund at 3 per cent interest, the account of which is kept at the Bank of England. This debt has been diminished and increased at different times, and now constitutes somewhat more than half of the entire national debt. The stocks are transferable, and their value in the market constantly fluctuates; the price at any time being regarded as a gauge of the national prosperity and public confidence. [1913 Webster] ||


n. (plural of consol English)

Usage examples of "consols".

I talk to Monogram about pigeons, to Tom there about politics, to Apperton and Lopez about the price of consols, and to you about wine.

For me the safe, the prudent investment - les rentes, the consols, the - how do you call it?