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English definition of “setting-up”


adjective [before noun]     UK
relating to an amount paid to a financial organization when putting money into an investment fund for the first time: setting-up charge/costs/fee National Mutual's Sipp has a setting-up charge of £625.
(Definition of setting-up adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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