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capital outlay

noun
1.
a capital expenditure.
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  • Another reason exists in the fact that the average housewife does not distinguish between annual and capital outlay.

  • Furthermore, the capital outlay on generating plant will be very much less for acetylene than for electric lighting.

  • The merchants of the North pursued the slave trade so relentlessly because it paid such enormous profits on the capital outlay.

    The American Empire Scott Nearing
  • The Budget total includes expenditures for capital outlay as well as for current operations.

  • "Put that down," Mrs. Bishop had said; and the item of capital outlay had gone down on a half-sheet of note-paper.

    Sally Bishop E. Temple Thurston
  • The proposals sanctioned by the Central Authority go up to a capital outlay of 350 per bed.

  • There is need, as we have seen, of a capital outlay on development far beyond that provided for in the Guaranteed Loan.

    The African Colony John Buchan
  • This point is often neglected in respect of capital outlay, which once made cannot be recalled.

  • Moreover, the capital outlay must have been so vast that such a scheme could never pay interest upon it.

    The City in the Clouds C. Ranger Gull
  • Manufacturing and railroading alone secured a capital outlay of over 20 billions in 15 years.

    The American Empire Scott Nearing

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