retained earnings
retained earnings n pl: earned surplus at surplus

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

retained earnings
The accumulated profits of a corporation that are not paid out as dividends. Instead, the money is reinvested in the core business or used to pay off debt. Also called accumulated earnings or earned surplus.
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