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balance

(Amount in excess), noun carry-over, excess, extra, leftover, margin, oddments, overflow, overmeasure, overplus, overrun, oversupply, plus, reliquus, remainder, reeaining portion, remains, remnant, residual, residual porrion, residue, residuum, spare, superfluity, superfluousness, superplus, surfeit, surplus, surplusage
Associated concepts: balance due

balance

(Equality), noun analagousness, comparability, comparableness, comparativeness, correspondence, equalization, equation, equilibration, equipoise, equipollence, equiponderance, equivalence, homeostasis, level, libro, neutralization of forces, parity, stable equilibrium, state of equilibrium, symmetrical scales, symmetry
Associated concepts: balance account, balance of convennence, balance of hardship, balance sheet, balancing equities
See also: adjust, collation, comparison, compatibility, compensate, composure, coordinate, countervail, earnings, equipoise, fairness, moderation, neutralize, offset, overage, par, parity, proceeds, regularity, regulate, remainder, residual, sanity, stabilize, surplus, weigh

BALANCE, com. law. The amount which remains due by one of two persons, who have been dealing together, to the other, after the settlement of their accounts.
     2. In the case of mutual debts, the balance only can be recovered by the assignee of an insolvent, or the executor of a deceased person. But this mutuality must have existed at the time of the assignment by the insolvent, or at the death of the testator.
     3. The term general balance is sometimes used to signify the difference which is due to a party claiming a lien on goods in his hands, for work or labor done, or money expended in relation to those and other goods of the debtor. 3 B. & P. 485; 3 Esp. R. 268.

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For the balance of the day and all the following night we raced across that ochre wilderness with the pursuers at our back ever gaining upon us.
Coming to the surface, I found to my joy that the hen-coop had righted itself; so now I climbed up again, but this time very slowly and gingerly; the balance was undisturbed, and I stretched myself cautiously along the bars on my stomach.
It was now late in the afternoon, and the balance of the daylight hours were devoted to the building of a rude ladder by means of which Lady Alice could mount to her new home.
the balance of power in Europe and the rights of the people," the abbe was saying.
But I don't want to change the balance of the constitution, and I don't think Grey would.
Having been thus weighed in the balance and found wanting, I need not hope they would be willing to try me again.
On earth I had often seen him call a cab to travel a square--he was paying for it now, and his old legs wobbled so that I put my arm about him and half carried him through the balance of those frightful marches.
Though no mark showed where the gems had been buried, and though the spot resembled the balance of an unbroken stretch several miles in length, where the reeds terminated at the edge of the meadowland, yet the ape-man moved with unerring precision directly to the place where he had hid his treasure.
The balance of your punishment has to do with what shall presently befall your wife--that I shall leave to your imagination.
We now had but to pass through the balance of the Band-lu territory and that of the Kro-lu to be within the confines of her own land; but that meant traversing thirty-five miles of hostile country filled with every imaginable terror, and possibly many beyond the powers of imagination.
The girl's words temporarily quieted the men, and finally it was decided that the two kegs of water and the four tins of food should be divided into two parts, one-half going forward to the three sailors to do with as they saw best, and the balance aft to the three passengers.
He was awkward in the semi-erect position of walking that he assumed, and he really touched his knuckles to the ground in order to balance himself.