costs

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severe illness requiring prolonged hospitalization or recovery; usually involves high costs for hospitals and doctors and medicines catastrophic illness
unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of the damages awarded champerty
specialist in the systematic recording and analysis of the costs incident to production cost accountant
keeping account of the costs of items in production cost accounting
breaking down the costs of some operation and reporting on each factor separately cost analysis
act of cutting costs cost cutting
ledger showing the accumulated costs classified in various ways cost ledger
analysis of the cost effectiveness of different alternatives in order to see whether the benefits outweigh the costs cost-benefit analysis
inflation caused by an increase in the costs of production cost-pull inflation
inflation caused by increased production costs cost-push
pay costs or expenses defray
costs, to undertake payment of defray
increase or decrease in costs as a result of one more or one less unit of output differential cost , incremental cost , marginal cost
costs, cut back on economize , retrench
commissions and costs to purchaser of securities load
fee charged to a borrower (especially for a mortgage loan) to cover the costs of initiating the loan origination fee
costs of operating a business overhead
concerning the fixed costs of a business overhead
combined costs of raw material and labor incurred in producing goods production cost
estimate of costs, prices quote
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