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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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He said it is high time for the town of Ipil along with other capital towns to become cities.
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Based on the law signed by President Duterte, Palawan del Norte will be composed of Coron, Culion, Busuanga, Linapacan, El Nido and Taytay which will serve as the capital town. Coron and El Nido are top tourist destinations.
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The delegation comprising Chairperson Prof Sajid Mir, senators Siraj-ul-Haq, Momin Khan Afridi, and Ahmed Hassan, in the AJK State's capital town on Monday was briefed by the state's Additional Chief Secretary (Development) about the ongoing programmes of social sector development in AJK.