savings and loan association

noun

Definition of savings and loan association

: a cooperative association organized to hold savings of members in the form of dividend-bearing shares and to invest chiefly in home mortgage loans

called also savings and loan

Examples of savings and loan association in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Deregulation of the savings and loan associations brought widespread failures and bailouts in less than a decade. Ganesh Sitaraman, The New Republic, "The Collapse of Neoliberalism," 23 Dec. 2019 Dorothy was the first woman to be elected to serve as a member of the board of directors of a savings and loan association in Broward County. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 10/2," 2 Oct. 2019 According to The Washington Post, James McDougal engaged in fraudulent activity with a small savings and loan association, as well as a small business investment firm, which cost taxpayers $73 million. Danielle Corcione, Teen Vogue, "President Bill Clinton's Impeachment and Ties to Monica Lewinsky, Explained," 19 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of savings and loan association

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Savings and loan association.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/savings%20and%20loan%20association. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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savings and loan association

noun

English Language Learners Definition of savings and loan association

US : a business that is like a bank and that holds and invests the money saved by its members and makes loans to home buyers

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Legal Definition of savings and loan association

: a cooperative association organized to hold savings of members in the form of dividend-bearing shares and to invest chiefly in home mortgage loans

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