over–the–counter


over–the–counter
over–the–count·er adj
1: not traded or effected on an organized securities exchange
over–the–counter transactions
over–the–counter securities
2: sold lawfully without a prescription
over–the–counter drugs

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

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  • over-the-counter — adj. 1. able to be sold legally without a doctor s prescription; of medicinal drugs. Contrasted with {prescription}. [prenominal] Syn: nonprescription(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Finance) not quoted on a stock exchange; sold only through… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Over the counter — Counter Coun ter, n. [OE. countour, OF. contouer, comptouer, F. comptoir, LL. computatorium, prop., a computing place, place of accounts, fr. L. computare. See {Count}, v. t.] A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • over-the-counter — adjective Date: 1921 1. not traded or effected on an organized securities exchange < over the counter transactions > < over the counter securities > 2. sold lawfully without prescription < an over the counter pain reliever > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • over the counter — phrasal 1. in or through a broker s office rather than through a stock exchange < stock bought over the counter > 2. without a prescription < drugs available over the counter > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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