ENTITY THEORY Definition

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ENTITY THEORY is where a legal entity is regarded as having a separate existence from the owners. The financial statements are prepared from the perspective of the entity, not its owners. See PROPRIETARY THEORY.

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GROSS CONTRIBUTION is the starting amount prior to any relevant deductions have been made to the gross amount, e.g., Gross Contribution to Margin.

ESCHEAT is the reversion of property to the state (government) in the absence of legal heirs or claimants.

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