original cost

noun

Definition of original cost

2 in public utility practice : the cost of a property to that owner who first devoted it to public service
3 in real estate practice : the cost of a property to a present owner regardless of cost to a prior owner

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“Original cost.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/original%20cost. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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