SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY Definition

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SHAREHOLDERS EQUITY is total assets minus total liabilities. It is the same as EQUITY, NET WORTH and stockholder's equity.

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ENCUMBRANCE is a) a right or interest in land owned by someone other than the owner of the land itself; examples include easements, leases, mortgages, and restrictive covenants; or, b) in accounting, an encumbrance is an anticipated expenditure, or funds restricted for anticipated expenditures, such as for outstanding purchase orders.

CEBS is Certified Employee Benefit Specialist, Committee of European Banking Supervisors, or Capital Equipment Budget System.

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