an establishment providing secure accommodation, education and training, psychiatric help, etc for offenders and people who are mentally ill
noun, plural securities. 1. freedom from danger, risk, etc.; safety. 2. freedom from care, anxiety, or doubt; well-founded confidence. 3. something that secures or makes safe; protection; defense. 4. freedom from financial cares or from want: The insurance policy gave the family security. 5. precautions taken to guard against crime, attack, sabotage, espionage, etc.: claims […]
noun 1. SEC. Securities and Exchange Commission noun 1. a US federal agency established in 1934 to supervise and regulate issues of and transactions in securities and to prosecute illegal stock manipulations SEC Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) A federal agency that supervises the exchange of securities so as to protect investors against malpractice, such […]
- Securities and investments board
noun 1. (from 1986 to 1997) a British regulatory body that oversaw London’s financial markets, each of which has its own self-regulatory organization: replaced by the Financial Services Authority SIB
noun, U.S. Government. 1. a law passed in 1934 establishing the SEC.