COMPREHENSIVE BASIS OF ACCOUNTING is a complete set of rules other than U.S. GAAP applied to all items in a set of financial statements. Examples include a basis of accounting required by a regulatory agency, a basis of accounting the entity uses for its income tax return and the cash receipts and disbursements basis.
PMSI is Purchase-Money Security Interest; it is normally a lien resulting from a purchase, e.g. an auto loan.
STRAW MAN is a weak or imaginary opposition (as an argument or adversary) set up only to be easily confuted. Often done to create an environment for brainstorming from a certain starting point.
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