VEST / VESTING / VESTED Definition

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VEST / VESTING / VESTED, in law, is to give a secured right of present or future award. An entity has a vested right to an asset that cannot be taken away by a third party, even if physical possession of the asset has not yet been realized.

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ACCRUED INCOME is income earned during a fiscal period but not paid by the end of the period.

UNEARNED REVENUE / INCOME represents money that you have received in advance of providing the goods or services to your customer. Unearned revenue is a liability of your business until you provide the goods or services you agreed to provide to the customer.

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