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Recent Examples of tranche from the Web
After numerous requests, the recycling startup still declined to offer supporting docs helping validate the $50M tranche.
The first tranche of federal assistance will arrive in Texas and Louisiana less than two weeks after Harvey slammed into Galveston and then flooded Houston with more than 50 inches of rain.
But Trump agreed not to release the full tranche of records, acquiescing to last-minute requests from national security agencies that some of those records remain classified.
Mark Zuckerberg had hoped to sell a tranche in order to fund his charity and at the same time retain a majority voting stake.
The first tranche of data shows that since President Trump took office in January, the VA has struck agreements with at least 160 employees involving payouts totaling $4.2 million.
The sheikdom sold $3 billion of five-year notes, $4 billion of the 10-year tranche and $3 billion of the 30-year offering, people familiar with the matter said, declining to be identified because the information is private.
But giving a tranche of wildcards to the host country seems unfair.
The House will take up a $7.9 billion hurricane Harvey relief package on Wednesday, as a first tranche of help to a region hit by record flooding.
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Finance and tranche
In French, tranche means "slice." Cutting deeper into the word's etymology, we find the Old French word trancer, meaning "to cut." Tranche emerged in the English language in the late 19th century to describe financial appropriations. Today, it is often used specifically of an issue of bonds that is differentiated from other issues by such factors as maturity or rate of return. Another use of the French word tranche is in the French phrase une tranche de vie, meaning "a cross section of life." That phrase was coined by the dramatist Jean Jullien (1854-1919), who advocated naturalism in the theater.
Origin and Etymology of tranche
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