Definition of par value in English:

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par value

noun

The nominal value of a bond, share of stock, or a coupon as indicated in writing on the document or specified by charter.
Example sentences
  • The value of a bond depends on its par value, coupon and maturity date.
  • These shares had a par value of $100 each, but were recorded at a fair market value of $120,000.
  • The par value of the stock was fifty dollars, and the amount of capital stock in the company was one hundred thousand dollars.

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Syllabification: par val·ue

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