Poison put

A covenant allowing the bondholder to demand repayment in the event of a hostile merger. The New York Times Financial Glossary

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • poison put — USA Provisions in a loan agreement or indenture which give the lender the right to accelerate repayment of its loan (or renegotiate the loan agreement) or the bondholders the right to be redeemed (redemption) at par (par value) if certain events… …   Law dictionary

  • poison put — A covenant allowing the bondholder to demand repayment in the event of a hostile takeover. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary …   Financial and business terms

  • Poison cup — 1. A cup containing poison. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. A cup that was supposed to break on having poison put into it. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • poison — [ pwazɔ̃ ] n. m. • XVIIe; 1155 n. f.; lat. potio, onis (→ potion) 1 ♦ Substance capable de troubler gravement ou d interrompre les fonctions vitales d un organisme, utilisée pour donner la mort. Poison mêlé aux aliments, à un breuvage (cf.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Poison — Poi son, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Poisoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Poisoning}.] [Cf. OF. poisonner, F. empoissoner, L. potionare to give to drink. See {Poison}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. To put poison upon or into; to infect with poison; as, to poison an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Poison words — Poison words, or forbidden words, is the name given to words or phrases that trigger suspicion, mistrust and loss of respect, or are of inappropriate character for a given web site in its consideration for a search engine.There is no definite… …   Wikipedia

  • poison — [poi′zən] n. [OFr < L potio, POTION] 1. a substance causing illness or death when eaten, drunk, or absorbed even in relatively small quantities 2. anything harmful or destructive to happiness or welfare, such as an idea, emotion, etc. 3. in a… …   English World dictionary

  • poison pill — poison pills N COUNT A poison pill refers to what some companies do to reduce their value in order to prevent themselves being taken over by another company. [BUSINESS] Some believe this level of compensation is essentially a poison pill to put… …   English dictionary

  • poison — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ potent, powerful, strong, virulent ▪ deadly, lethal ▪ pure (usually figurative) …   Collocations dictionary

  • poison — Synonyms and related words: Cain, DDD, DDT, Paris green, abomination, abuse, acaricide, activate, adulterate, adulteration, afflict, aggrieve, alloy, annihilate, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antimony, antiseptic, apache, arsenic, arsenic trioxide,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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