front-end load

noun

: the part of the total commission and expenses taken out of early payments under a contract plan for the periodic purchase of investment-company shares

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The front-end load may decline for larger purchases. Daisy Maxey, WSJ, 9 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of front-end load was in 1962

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“Front-end load.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/front-end%20load. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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