Junior security

Definition:

A security that has a lower-priority claim on a company's assets and income than a senior security. For example common stock is junior to preferred stock.

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Withholding tax

A tax levied by a country of source on income paid, usually on dividends remitted to the home country of the firm operating in a foreign country.

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