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capital sum

noun, Insurance.
the maximum amount collectable for accidental death or for some major disabling injury, as one resulting in the loss of an eye, leg, or arm.
Also called principal sum. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • The determining factor in the situation is the attitude of the saver toward the capital sum accumulated.

    Distributive Justice

    John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • That is to say, the capital sum of indebtedness is rolling up all the time at compound interest.

  • The boys leave school, having had expended on them in each case a capital sum of public money of about one hundred pounds.

    Boy Labour and Apprenticeship

    Reginald Arthur Bray
  • Stilman had nothing but his pension, and a capital sum of about two thousand pounds.

    The Borough Treasurer Joseph Smith Fletcher
  • The payment he demanded was either a capital sum of 5000 or else 1000 a year for life or for the unexpired term of his grant.

  • The seller gave up the right to the rent as it came in year by year, and received in return a capital sum in hand.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • At the moment of the investment, the expected rents are expressed as a percentage of the capital sum.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • A capital sum was said to be invested and to earn a certain interest, that is, per cent., of that sum.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • This being true, the mere mention of a capital sum implies the interest problem, and assumes the interest rate.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • But, in our money economy, efforts are largely directed toward the increase of the capital sum.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
Contemporary definitions for capital sum

an amount paid as an initial fee or investment's 21st Century Lexicon
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