from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A government bond in Great Britain, originally issued in 1751, that pays perpetual interest and has no date of maturity. Often used in the plural. Also called bank annuity.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A perpetual bond issued by the United Kingdom, from the 18th century.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A consolidated annuity (see consols); -- chiefly in combination or attributively.
Short for Consolidated Annuity.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Abbreviation of consolidated annuity (Wiktionary)