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preference

1. Law
a. the settling of the claims of one or more creditors before or to the exclusion of those of the others
b. a prior right to payment, as of a dividend or share in the assets of a company in the event of liquidation
2. Commerce the granting of favour or precedence to particular foreign countries, as by levying differential tariffs
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They teach us that the prior act of a superior ought to be preferred to the subsequent act of an inferior and subordinate authority; and that accordingly, whenever a particular statute contravenes the Constitution, it will be the duty of the judicial tribunals to adhere to the latter and disregard the former.
From Joppa, Jerusalem, the River Jordan, the Sea of Tiberias, Nazareth, Bethany, Bethlehem, and other points of interest in the Holy Land can be visited, and here those who may have preferred to make the journey from Beirut through the country, passing through Damascus, Galilee, Capernaum, Samaria, and by the River Jordan and Sea of Tiberias, can rejoin the steamer.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-August 7, 2019-M&T Bank announces notice of redemption of Series A and Series C preferred stock
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Global Banking News-August 7, 2019-M&T Bank announces notice of redemption of Series A and Series C preferred stock
1, 2019 /PRNewswire/--BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) announced today that it will redeem all outstanding shares of its 5.850 percent Series D Non-Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock (Series D Preferred Stock) and the corresponding depositary shares representing fractional interests in the Series D Preferred Stock (Series D Depositary Shares).
Numerous companies are currently issuing preferred shares.
The introduction of this new debt class does not affect the 'BBB+' long-term rating on BIL's outstanding senior debt, which, following legislative changes in Luxembourg, ranks senior to this new issue and becomes preferred senior debt.
TULSA WPX Energy on Monday announced the expected conversion rate for the company's 6.25 percent Series A mandatory convertible preferred stock issued on July 22, 2015.<br />Tulsa-based has 4.8 million shares of preferred stock outstanding.
Preferred is proud to announce that Ginger's has been selected for the Preferred Network and is now able to bring additional benefits for their customers with the Preferred program.
announced that it has declared monthly cash dividends on its 8.625% Series A Preferred Stock ("Series A Preferred Stock") and its 10.75% Series B Preferred Stock ("Series B Preferred Stock") for May 2018.
In a study, sponsored by cache-cleaning specialists KS Mobile, aimed to find which mobile brands were preferred by the sexes in America, it was found that 45 percent of women preferred an iPhone, while 33 percent men preferred Samsung.