Define: Earmark

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Earmark


Quick Summary of Earmark


designate (funds or resources) for a particular purpose.



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Full Definition of Earmark


The act of setting something aside for a specific use or purpose in the future. For example, goods may be earmarked prior to being exported in the future. Most commonly used to refer to funds that have been set aside in order to pay for a specific project; “The Prime Minister has earmarked an additional 3 million pound for a new healthcare initiative.”


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Synonyms For Earmark


allocate, set aside, reserve, assign, mark


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Earmark are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

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

This glossary post was last updated: 15th January, 2020