Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “capital sum”

capital sum

noun [C]    
FINANCE an amount of money paid at one time, for example, by an insurance company, on an investment, or as a gift: Special tax rules apply to capital sums received from the sale of patent rights.
(Definition of capital sum noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of capital sum

Word of the Day

altruistic

showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More