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Definition: Maturity


Quick Summary of Maturity

The date on which a liability is due for repayment.

What is the dictionary definition of Maturity?

Dictionary Definition


  1. the date when the payment of the principal amount owed under the terms of a promissory note or bill of exchange becomes due. Quite often a note states that failure to pay interest or instalment payments when due “accelerates” the note, making the “maturity date” immediate if such payments are demanded and not paid.
  2. the age when one becomes an adult, which is 18 for most purposes.
  • The state of being mature, ready or ripe
  • When bodily growth has completed and/or reproduction can begin
  • countable, finance Date when payment is due

Synonyms For Maturity

mature, term, adulthood, period, deadline

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Maturity. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd.
August 16, 2022
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Maturity. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: August 16, 2022).
American Psychological Association (APA):
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Maturity are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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