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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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Table 1: Share of workers with negative balances on their UISA (%) Negative balance at retirement Generous regime Modest regime Total 49.
The answer is a thumping No, with a negative balance of -56, down on the -32 of June and a new low for this particular figure.
The negative balance of minus 18% compares with minus 11% in January.
That compares with 31 per cent which reported an increase - giving the first negative balance since 1999.
The trustee's lawsuit states that on the last day of business the accounts had a negative balance of $129,832.
Considering the significant negative balance in the sector in 2001 (receipts totaled only [yen] 352 billion, while expenditure at [yen] 3,332 billion resulted in a massive [yen] 2,980 billion deficit), the poor performance of the hotel tax could be a further hindrance to getting things on track.
This was the first negative balance since January 1999 and the first negative balance for December since 1992.
In this reviewer's view, it is neither when one has adequately reviewed the pertinent literature and applied the four stages of negative balance for any nutrient to folate deficiency.
TV-6 existed for four years with a negative balance, so the court ruled its lights would finally go out.
This 1985 payment system risk policy regulated the use of Federal Reserve intraday credit, the daylight overdrafts that depository institutions incur when their accounts with the Federal Reserve run a negative balance.
Bolivia's chronically negative balance of trade will improve as gas exports rise over the next two years.
Taiwan's abrupt curtailment of imports turned a negative balance into a surplus last year.