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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. 2017.
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  • If the capital sum which these volumes have put into circulation be a very large one, has it contributed to my indulgences only?

    The Fortunes of Nigel Sir Walter Scott
  • The determining factor in the situation is the attitude of the saver toward the capital sum accumulated.

    Distributive Justice John A. (John Augustine) Ryan
  • But, in our money economy, efforts are largely directed toward the increase of the capital sum.

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • 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
  • That is to say, the capital sum of indebtedness is rolling up all the time at compound interest.

  • 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
  • Thus the rate of interest is always stated in proportion to the capital sum and to the time; five per cent.

    Political economy W. Stanley Jevons
  • Houses and lands brought him in £7000 a year; and he had woods and goods worth a capital sum Character of Cobham.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • 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
  • All which sums of money, as I have said before, are taken out of the capital sum or common stock of what is got by their piracy.

Contemporary definitions for capital sum

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