A firm often has stockholders and bondholders. In a liquidation, the bondholders have first priority. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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bondholder bond‧hold‧er [ˈbɒndˌhəʊldə ǁ ˈbɑːndˌhoʊldər] noun [countable] FINANCE
a person or organization that owns bonds:

• The company can seek bankruptcy court approval for a reorganization plan if it receives approval from at least half of the bondholders

ˌjunior ˈbondholder FINANCE
a bondholder who will only be repaid after other lenders if the borrower gets into financial difficulty:

• The airline cannot purchase junior bondholders' debt until it has paid all the senior note defaults.

ˌsenior ˈbondholder FINANCE
a bondholder who will be repaid before other lenders are repaid if the borrower gets into financial difficulty

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bondholder UK US /ˈbɒndhəʊldər/ US  /ˈbɑːndhoʊldɚ/ noun [C] FINANCE
a person or organization that owns a bond: »

Those who manage the money have a responsibility to bondholders to repay them on time.

See also JUNIOR BONDHOLDER(Cf. ↑junior bondholder), SENIOR BONDHOLDER(Cf. ↑senior bondholder)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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