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prospectus

noun pro·spec·tus \prə-ˈspek-təs, prä-\

: a printed statement that describes something (such as a new business or investment) and that is sent to people who may want to be involved in it or invest in it

: a book or document that provides information about a school, business, etc.

plural pro·spec·tus·es

Full Definition of PROSPECTUS

1
:  a preliminary printed statement that describes an enterprise (as a business or publication) and that is distributed to prospective buyers, investors, or participants
2
:  something (as a statement or situation) that forecasts the course or nature of something
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Origin of PROSPECTUS

Latin, prospect
First Known Use: 1765

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

Rhymes with PROSPECTUS

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