One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A debt in the form of securities with long-term or indefinite redemption.Compare with floating debt
- ‘Bonds are long-term debt or funded debt, issued by corporations, and governments and their agencies to finance operations or special projects.’
- ‘There is no more reason to finance the repayment of this part of the funded debt by a payroll tax than any other part.’
- ‘Net unmatured funded debt of railroads totals about 30% of investment in road and equipment, which means there is over $3.30 invested in road and equipment for every dollar of funded debt.’
- ‘At the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2003, net funded debt stood at $401 million even after taking into account the $500 million invested over the previous 12 months.’
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