coun·​ter·​par·​ty ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌpär-tē How to pronounce counterparty (audio)
: a party to a financial transaction

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Genesis is a counterparty to many in the digital-asset space and is closely watched as a gauge of the industry’s strength. Lydia Beyoud, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2022 Though giving up information to a counterparty at the negotiating table may seem like a bad move, salary transparency can actually help employers in multiple ways. Gabriela Riccardi, Quartz, 9 Jan. 2023 The Fed would intermediate wholesale and retail payments, including as the direct counterparty to U.S. consumers. Kevin Warsh, WSJ, 20 Nov. 2022 In addition, the bank or cryptocurrency exchange would need to verify the identity of their customer, if a counterparty to the transaction is using an unhosted or otherwise covered wallet and the transaction is greater than $10,000. Jason Brett, Forbes, 30 Jan. 2022 Reputation, such as credit history, that is immutable and available to any counterparty becomes the fundamental transaction enabler with the potential to displace the incentive functions of commercial banking. David G.w. Birch, Forbes, 31 Oct. 2021 These complex financial instruments are structured so that the party on the other side of the trade would pay the pension fund when bond prices rose, but the pension fund would have to pay the counterparty when bond prices fell. Joe Rennison, New York Times, 30 Sep. 2022 Smith pointed out that Three Arrows has borrowed and repaid over $700 million worth of cryptocurrency in the four years that the firm has been a counterparty of Ian Allison, Fortune, 8 July 2022 Existing contracts could be voided if a counterparty has rules against doing business with felons, and banks could consider calling in loans or altogether terminating their relationship with the Trump Organization. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 24 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1980, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of counterparty was in 1980

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Cite this Entry

“Counterparty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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