corpus

Definition

The principal amount of a debt instrument, or the underlying assets in a trust.

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The corpus was the focus of the investment meeting as we were primarily interested in the underlying assets at this time.

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The individuals were granted an income interest in the assets of the trust but were unable to access the corpus unless able to evidence hardship.

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After my brother spent wildly, we realized that the corpus of the trust money my father had left him was negligible and that he would have to find a job.

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