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Counterparty risk

the risk that a person who is a party to a contract will default on their obligations under that contract


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    [koun-ter-pahr-tee] /ˈkaʊn tərˌpɑr ti/ noun, plural counterparties. Finance. 1. the other person or institution entering into a financial contract or transaction: the default of a counterparty. /ˈkaʊntəˌpɑːtɪ/ noun (pl) -parties 1. a person who is a party to a contract

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    [koun-ter-pur-suh n] /ˈkaʊn tərˌpɜr sən/ noun 1. a person who waits on customers from behind a counter, as in a cafeteria.

  • Counter-petition

    [puh-tish-uh n] /pəˈtɪʃ ən/ noun 1. a formally drawn request, often bearing the names of a number of those making the request, that is addressed to a person or group of persons in authority or power, soliciting some favor, right, mercy, or other benefit: a petition for clemency; a petition for the repeal of an […]

  • Counterphobic

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