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The fair and reasonable estimation of the value of an item. The increase in the financial worth of an asset as compared to its value at a particular earlier date as a result of inflation or greater market demand.

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n. the increase in value through the natural course of events as distinguished from improvements or additions. (See: appreciate)

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