best-efforts

adjective
best-ef·​forts

Definition of best-efforts

of security underwriting
: not involving a firm commitment on the part of an underwriter to take up any unsold shares or bonds of an issue being underwritten

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First Known Use of best-efforts

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Best-efforts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/best-efforts. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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