authorized capital

noun

Definition of authorized capital

: the amount of capital stock that a corporation is authorized to issue under the terms of its charter

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First Known Use of authorized capital

1825, in the meaning defined above

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“Authorized capital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/authorized%20capital. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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