Define: Reserves

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Definition: Reserves

Quick Summary of Reserves

The claim which owners have on the assets of a company because the company has created new wealth for them over the period since it began.

What is the dictionary definition of Reserves?

Dictionary Definition

  1. behaviour Restriction.
  2. That which is reserved, or kept back, as for future use.
  3. social Something initially kept back for later use in a recreation.


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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Reserves. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. November 17, 2019
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Reserves. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: November 17, 2019).
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This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.