call·​able | \ˈkȯ-lə-bəl \

Definition of callable 

: capable of being called specifically : subject to a demand for presentation for payment callable bond

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For that, the bank has around $9 billion at its disposal, plus another $73.6 billion in callable capital at the end of March. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "China-Led Infrastructure Bank Secures AAA Rating from Fitch," 14 July 2017 None of the bonds are callable, and holders likely would want to see the shares rise past the conversion price to make up for any forgone interest. Dana Hull,, "Tesla's Stock Surge Is a Chance to Clean Up Its Balance Sheet," 3 May 2017 The preferred shares pay a dividend of 10 percent and are callable after three years at a 10 percent premium., WIRED, "Buffett Brings G.E. to Light," 1 Oct. 2008

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1826, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of callable 

: capable of being called specifically : subject to a demand for presentation for payment a callable bond

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