open-end

adjective
\ ˈō-pən-ˈend How to pronounce open-end (audio) \

Definition of open-end

: organized to allow for contingencies: such as
a : permitting additional debt to be incurred under the original indenture subject to specified conditions an open-end mortgage
b : having a fluctuating capitalization of shares that are issued or redeemed at the current net asset value or at a figure in fixed ratio to this an open-end investment company — compare closed-end

First Known Use of open-end

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Open-end.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/open-end. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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open-end

adjective

Legal Definition of open-end

: organized to allow for contingencies: as
a : permitting additional debt to be incurred under the original debt instrument subject to specified conditions — see also open-end mortgage at mortgage
b : having fluctuating capitalization of shares that are issued or redeemed at the current net asset value or at a figure in fixed ratio to this an open-end investment company — compare closed-end
c : calling for the filling by a particular contractor of all government needs for a specific product during a specified period an open-end contract

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