that portion of the capital of a business provided by the sale of stock.
Capital vs. CapitolCapital and capitol are both commonly used in political contexts and are separated by just one letter, making them frustratingly easy to confuse. When it comes to these two terms, it’s important to note that one has a number of meanings while the other refers to a certain type of building. Capital has many definitions. It can mean “the wealth owned or employed in business …
Origin of equity capital
First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for equity capital
the part of the share capital of a company owned by ordinary shareholders or in certain circumstances by other classes of shareholder
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