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1) n. from Latin for caput, meaning "head," the basic assets of a business (particularly corporations or partnerships) or of an individual, including actual funds, equipment and property as distinguished from stock in trade, inventory, payroll, maintenance and services. 2) adj. related to the basic assets or activities of a business or individual, such as capital account, capital assets, capital expenditure, and capital gain or loss. 3) n. an amount of money a person owns, as in "how much capital do you have to put into this investment?" as distinguished from the amount which must be financed. (See: capital account, capital assets, capital gains or losses, stock in trade)

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CAPITAL, political economy, commerce. In political economy, it is that portion of the produce of a country, which may be made directly available either to support the human species or to the facilitating of production.
     2. In commerce, as applied to individuals, it is those objects, whether consisting of money or other property, which a merchant, trader, or other person adventures in an undertaking, or which he contributes to the common stock of a partnership. 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1458.
     3. It signifies money put out at interest.
     4. The fund of a trading company or corporation is also called capital, but in this sense the word stock is generally added to it; thus we say the capital stock of the Bank of North America.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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peacock plume on Gilgit cap. "In many parts of Gilgit Baltistan a small fresh flower is stuck in front and
He regretted that very little information was available about the history and significance of feather and peacock plume on Gilgit cap. 'In many parts of Gilgit Baltistan a small fresh flower is stuck in front and side of the the cap.
Take a close look at the grommet in the fuel cap. If it's damaged, replace the entire fuel cap.
There was no significant correlation between students' learning style preferences and the activities they chose to complete within the CAP. This very important finding suggests that learning style should be assessed at the beginning of each course and the results used to maximize student achievement.
Mounds of ice, several kilometers in length and as much as 1 km in depth, lie near the cap. These features could be remnants of a larger cap, dating from the last time that colder temperatures prevailed at the north polar region, Zuber says.
"The state has sent out notices saying these reasons aren't good enough," says Ray Froemming of the Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy, which is filing a lawsuit against the home-care cap. "But there was never any explanation of how people should know if what the nursing homes say is accurate.
The floating rate with a cap offers the prepayment flexibility of a floating rate but with the protection of a maximum rate, or a cap. This option is really customized rate risk "insurance," which you purchase with an up-front premium determined by the related capped rate, the coverage period and a market volatility factor.
It's far different to try to sell 5000 shares of American Small Cap.
One such type of closure that is gaining traction is poly cone caps, which are a type of screw cap. The main purpose of poly cone caps is to avoid leakage of the product that is packed in a container.
They consider it a symbol of honor whether they are at home or in Bazar, local celebrations or place of worship they prefer to wear their cap. They will have their different caps for work, cap for formal dressing and for routine day to day business.
Some of you may forget that there's a screen cap and rubber vent grommet on top of the fuel cap. If it's not cleaned every 6 months--more often in dusty, sandy environments--the cap gets plugged with dirt.