over the counter purchase


over the counter purchase
buying of stocks or bonds outside of the stock market

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Over-the-counter drug — Over the counter redirects here. For other uses, see Over the counter (finance). OTC medication with child resistant packaging (cap) and tamper resistant carton and innerseal Over the counter (OTC) drugs are medicines that may be sold directly to …   Wikipedia

  • over the counter — ► over the counter by ordinary retail purchase, with no need for a prescription or licence. Main Entry: ↑counter …   English terms dictionary

  • over the counter — adverb : in or through a broker s office rather than through a stock exchange bought stock over the counter * * * 1. not transacted through an organized securities exchange; directly to the buyer or from the seller: He sold his stocks over the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • over-the-counter market — A market where products such as stocks, foreign currencies, and other cash items are bought and sold by telephone and other means of communications. Chicago Board of Trade glossary * * * over the counter market over the counter market ➔ market1 * …   Financial and business terms

  • over-the-counter market — Refers to the broad securities market consisting of brokers who purchase or sell securities by computer hook up or telephone rather than through the facilities of a securities exchange. At one time completely unorganized, the over the counter… …   Black's law dictionary

  • over the counter — by ordinary retail purchase, with no need for a prescription or licence. ↘(of share transactions) taking place outside the stock exchange system. → counter …   English new terms dictionary

  • over-the-counter — /oʊvə ðə ˈkaʊntə/ (say ohvuh dhuh kowntuh) adjective 1. (of medicines, etc.) available for purchase without a prescription. 2. a. (of securities) traded directly between buyers and sellers, rather than through an official stock exchange. b. of or …   Australian English dictionary

  • Purchase — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Purchase >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 purchase purchase emption Sgm: N 1 buying buying purchasing shopping Sgm: N 1 preemption preemption refusal GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 coemption …   English dictionary for students

  • counter — 1. n. 1 a a long flat topped fitment in a shop, bank, etc., across which business is conducted with customers. b a similar structure used for serving food etc. in a cafeteria or bar. 2 a a small disc used for keeping the score etc. esp. in table… …   Useful english dictionary

  • counter — counter1 noun 1》 a long flat topped fitment across which business is conducted in a shop or food and drinks are served.     ↘N. Amer. a worktop. 2》 a small disc used in board games for keeping the score or as a place marker.     ↘a token… …   English new terms dictionary


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