legal reserve

noun

Definition of legal reserve

: the minimum amount of bank deposits or life insurance company assets required by law to be kept as reserves

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Recent Examples on the Web Among the reasons for the changes, GE said, were revisions of some of its assumptions and valuations, additions of $990 million to legal reserves and the change from international to U.S. accounting standards. Michael Rapoport, WSJ, "How GE Built Up and Wrote Down $22 Billion in Assets," 13 Mar. 2019 Pershing Square has set aside $75 million in legal reserves related to the case, according to an annual report filed by a Pershing unit. David Benoit, WSJ, "Judge Sides Against Ackman and Valeant in Preliminary Allergan Ruling," 22 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of legal reserve

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

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“Legal reserve.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/legal%20reserve. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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see reserve

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