inventory
in·ven·to·ry /'in-vən-ˌtōr-ē/ n pl -ries
1: an itemized list of current assets: as
a: a written list or catalog of the property of an individual, organization, or estate or succession that is made by a fiduciary under oath and that usu. describes and assigns a value to the items or classes of property
b: aggregate value assigned to an inventory
2: goods or materials held on hand: as
a under the Bankruptcy Code: materials including personal property leased or furnished, held for sale or lease, or to be furnished under a contract for service, raw materials, work in process, or materials used or consumed in a business or held for sale or lease
b under section 9-109 of the Uniform Commercial Code: goods that are held by a person who holds them for sale or lease or to be furnished under contracts of service or if he or she has so furnished them or that are raw materials, works in process, or materials used or consumed in a business

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

inventory
I noun catalogue, checklist, contents, enumeration, index, itemization, itemized list, list, list of properties, manifest, merchandise list, record, register, schedule of articles, stock book, stock list, stock sheet, tabula, tally sheet associated concepts: inventory of assets II index check (inspect), enumerate, index (relate), inspection, invoice (itemized list), itemize, roll, schedule, stock (store), store (depository), tabulate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


inventory
n.
A detailed list of property, such as goods in stock or the complete contents of an estate. See also first-in, first-out, last-in, first-out

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


inventory
1) Property a business owns for resale.
2) In probate, a complete listing of all property owned by a deceased person at the time of death. The inventory is filed with the court during probate. The personal representative (executor or administrator) of the estate is responsible for filing the inventory.
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Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates → Estates, Executors & Probate Court

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


inventory
An itemized list of property that contains a description of each specific article.

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


inventory
An itemized list of property that contains a description of each specific article.

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

Synonyms:
(as of the goods of a merchant or of a deceased person), , , , ,


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