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. 2001.

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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 — Over the counter, also known as OTC, may refer to: *Over the counter drug medicine that may be sold without a prescription and without a visit to a medical professional, in contrast to prescription drugs. *Over the counter (finance), financial… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 — (OTC) Not traded on an exchange. The OTC market for derivatives or other investments is created outside organised exchanges, by parties (such as companies, banks and dealers) entering into contracts directly with each other. This enables the… …   Law dictionary

  • over-the-counter — /oh veuhr dheuh kown teuhr/, adj. 1. unlisted on or not part of an organized securities exchange: over the counter stocks; the over the counter market. Abbr.: OTC 2. Pharm. sold legally without a doctor s prescription: over the counter drugs.… …   Universalium

  • Over The Counter — La negociación Over The Counter (OTC) negocia instrumentos financieros (acciones, bonos, materias primas, swaps o derivados de crédito) directamente entre dos partes. Este tipo de negociación se realiza fuera del ámbito de los mercados… …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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

  • Over The Counter — De gré à gré L expression de gré à gré signifie à l amiable, d un commun accord. Une transaction de gré à gré est une transaction entre deux parties libres de contracter et normalement informées (notamment en immobilier). Elle est à l opposée d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • over the counter — 1. not transacted through an organized securities exchange; directly to the buyer or from the seller: He sold his stocks over the counter. 2. Pharm. without a doctor s prescription but within the law. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • Over-the-Counter — Der OTC Handel, auch außerbörslicher Handel, bezeichnet finanzielle Transaktionen zwischen Finanzmarkt Teilnehmern, die nicht über die Börse abgewickelt werden. OTC steht dabei für den englischen Begriff „Over The Counter”, was mit „über den… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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