Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

unearned increment
an unearned rise in the market value of property resulting from general market factors
a wedding present to the bride
Treasury bill
a short-term obligation that is not interest-bearing (it is purchased at a discount); can be traded on a discount basis for 91 days
handling charge
the cost of handling (especially the cost of packaging and mailing an order)
national debt
the debt of the national government (as distinguished from the debts of individuals and businesses and political subdivisions)
former measure of the United States economy; the total market value of goods and services produced by all citizens and capital during a given period (usually 1 yr)
minimal (or marginal) resources for subsisting
a United States or Canadian coin worth one fourth of a dollar
incentive program
a formal scheme for inducing someone (as employees) to do something
payment or reward (especially from a government) for acts such as catching criminals or killing predatory animals or enlisting in the military
the original amount of a debt on which interest is calculated
(usually plural) compensation exacted from a defeated nation by the victors
prime interest rate
the interest rate on short-term loans that banks charge their commercial customers with high credit ratings
stock buyback
a corporation's purchase of its own outstanding stock; increases earnings/share so stock price rises (which can discourage a takeover attempt)
windfall profit
profit that occurs unexpectedly as a consequence of some event not controlled by those who profit from it
trade expense
ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in a taxpayer's business or trade
something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose
payment made in return for a service rendered
petty cash
a small fund of cash that a firm keeps for the payment of incidental expenses
a reversion to the state (as the ultimate owner of property) in the absence of legal heirs
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