Define: Equity

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Definition: Equity

Quick Summary of Equity

A description applied to the ordinary share capital of an entity.

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Dictionary Definition

  1. Ownership, especially in terms of the net monetary value of some business.
  2. legal A legal tradition that deals with remedies other than (monetary) relief, such as injunctions, divorces and similar actions.
  3. legal Value of property minus liens or other (encumbrances).


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This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.