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Legal Definition and Related Resources of Prospectus

Meaning of Prospectus

Any offer or confirmation , made in writing or through the medium of television or radio , of the sale of any security of a corporation . Essentially, a document required to be published by a corporation offering its securities to the public containing the nature and objects of the issue of shares or other securities and complying with the statutory requirements in that behalf.

Financial Definition of Prospectus

Formal written document to sell securities that describes the plan for a proposed business enterprise, or the facts concerning an existing one, that an investor needs to make an informed decision. Prospectuses are used by mutual funds to describe the fund objectives, risks and other essential information.

International Trade Meaning and Definition of Prospectus

A brochure that describes a mutual fund’s investment objectives, strategies, and position limits.

Legal Definition of Prospectus

The official selling circular that must be given to purchasers of new securities registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It highlights the much longer Registration Statement file with the Commission.

Synonyms of Prospectus


  • analysis
  • announcement
  • blueprint
  • bulletin
  • catalogue
  • description
  • outline
  • plan
  • platform
  • program
  • scheme
  • sketch
  • statement
  • summary
  • syllabus
  • synopsis

Related Entries of Prospectus in the Encyclopedia of Law Project

Browse or run a search for Prospectus in the American Encyclopedia of Law, the Asian Encyclopedia of Law, the European Encyclopedia of Law, the UK Encyclopedia of Law or the Latin American and Spanish Encyclopedia of Law.

Prospectus in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Prospectus in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of prospectus.


Legal English Vocabulary: Prospectus in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term prospectus into Spanish: prospecto (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police
  • Law Enforcement Agency

Further Reading

Prospectus Definition (in the Accounting Vocabulary)

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants offers the following definition of Prospectus in a way that is easy for anybody to understand: Major part of the registration statement filed with the SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC) for PUBLIC OFFERINGS. A prospectus generally describes SECURITIES or partnership interests to be issued and sold.

Concept of Prospectus in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Prospectus: A brochure, presenting for a prospective investor the details of an offering.

Concept of Prospectus in the context of Real Property

A short definition of Prospectus: A brochure, presenting for a prospective investor the details of an offering.


See Also

  • Document
  • Information Science
  • Research
  • Investigation
  • Legal Research
  • Study


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