Define: Overreaching

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Overreaching


Full Definition of Overreaching

The legal process by which the interest in an asset is converted into a corresponding interest in another asset. For example, interest in a real property converted into an interest in the amount realised from its sale.


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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Overreaching. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. February 26, 2020
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Overreaching. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: February 26, 2020).
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Definition Sources

Definitions for Overreaching 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: 8th January 2020.