discount rate

noun
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of discount rate

1 :the interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
2 :the charge levied by a central bank for advances and rediscounts

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First Known Use of discount rate

1827


Law Dictionary

discount rate

noun

legal Definition of discount rate

1 :the interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
2 :the interest levied by the Federal Reserve for advances and rediscounts

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