Definition of Par value

1. Noun. The value of a security that is set by the company issuing it; unrelated to market value.

Exact synonyms: Face Value, Nominal Value
Generic synonyms: Value

Definition of Par value

1. Noun. The amount or value listed on a bill, note, stamp, etc.; the stated value or amount. ¹

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Literary usage of Par value

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Annual Report by New Jersey Civil Service Commission (1910)
"Excludes $250 par value that each holder of stock In The New York, Chicago and St. Louis RR Co. should pay to the purchasing committee 10 per cent upon the ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1904)
"That previous to November 10, 1887, the capital stock of the company was owned as follows: BD Harris, the defendant herein, 600 shares, par value. ..."

3. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"If the value of the stock is measured by what has been paid upon it, is the "par value" measured in the same manner when the right of the corporation to do ..."

4. The Financial Policy of Corporations by Arthur Stone Dewing (1920)
"Numerous cases exist where the common stock has no par value, although such issue is not permitted by the laws of the great majority of states. ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1903)
"... and its traffic and business, and the market and par value of its stocks and bonds, and the gross receipts and net earnings and franchise owned by said ..."

6. A Treatise on the Incorporation and Organization of Corporations: Created by Thomas Gold Frost (1906)
"Power to change par value of Shares. — Where the charter fixes the number and par value thereof, a corporation cannot increase or diminish the par value of ..."

7. Where and how: A Handbook of Incorporation, Being a Digest and Comparison of by John Scott Parker, Charles Francis Bostwick (1907)
"If such dividend or dividends amount to less than six per centum on the par value of the capital stock, and (l.) The assets do not exceed the liabilities, ..."

8. Financing an Enterprise by Hugh Ronald Conyngton (1921)
"Shares without par value simplify the corporate organization. The actual property investment may, if desired, be represented by preferred stock, ..."

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