fair market value
fair market value n: a price at which buyers and sellers both having reasonable knowledge of the property and being under no compulsion are willing to do business

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

fair market value
The amount for which property would sell on the open market. This is distinguished from "replacement value," which is the cost of duplicating the property.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

fair market value
USA
fair market value, Also known as FMV.
The price determined in an arm's-length transaction between a willing buyer and a willing seller in a free market.

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


fair market value
n. Market value, the price that can be had for property in a reasonable commercial marketplace; in corporate law, the intrinsic value of shares of stock, for purposes of determining a buy-out price.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


fair market value
The amount for which real property or personal property would be sold in a voluntary transaction between a buyer and seller, neither of whom is under any obligation to buy or sell.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


fair market value
I
The amount for which real property or personal property would be sold in a voluntary transaction between a buyer and seller, neither of whom is under any obligation to buy or sell.
II The value for which a reasonable seller would sell an item of property and for which a reasonable buyer would buy it.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

fair market value
n.
   the amount for which property would sell on the open market if put up for sale. This is distinguished from "replacement value," which is the cost of duplicating the property. Real estate appraisers will use "comparable" sales of similar property in the area to determine market value, adding or deducting amounts based on differences in quality and size of the property.
   See also: appraise, appraiser, market value

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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