certificate of deposit (CD)

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Receipt issued by a depository institution (such as a bank, credit union, or a finance or insurance company) to a depositor who opens a certificate account or time deposit account. Issued in a negotiable or non-negotiable form, it states the (1) amount deposited, (2) rate of interest, and (3) minimum period for which the deposit should be maintained without incurring early withdrawal penalties.

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I elected to purchase a certificate of deposit with the bank as I analyzed the investment opportunity and due to its safety I accepted it.
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Susan purchased a certificate of deposit from her bank in order to earn a higher interest rate on her money for the next two years.
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The banker gave the client a certificate of deposit, so that he could be absolutely certain his last paycheck had indeed been deposited into his account.
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