paid-up capital

Definition

The amount of money that has been received by shareholders who have completely paid for their purchased shares. This would not include any shares that have been bid on, but not yet purchased.

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If you are going to be giving your share holders what they are owed you should figure out your paid-up capital.

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The amount of paid-up capital left was only a little and most of the money was already received by the shareholders.

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Sue thought that the paid-up capital would be very advantageous to her long-term investment strategy in which she was hoping to make a great deal of money.

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