balance


balance
I (amount in excess) noun carry-over, excess, extra, leftover, margin, oddments, overflow, overmeasure, overplus, overrun, oversupply, plus, reliquus, remainder, remaining portion, remains, remnant, residual, residual portion, residue, residuum, spare, superfluity, superfluousness, superplus, surfeit, surplus, surplusage associated concepts: balance due II (equality) noun analagousness, commensurability, comparability, comparableness, comparativeness, correspondence, equalization, equation, equilibration, equilibrium, equipoise, equipollence, equiponderance, equivalence, homeostasis, level, libro, neutralization of forces, parity, stabilization, stable equilibrium, state of equilibrium, symmetrical scales, symmetry associated concepts: balance account, balance of convenience, balance of hardship, balance sheet, balancing equities III index adjust (regulate), collation, comparison, compatibility, compensate (counterbalance), composure, coordinate, countervail, earnings, equipoise, fairness, moderation, neutralize, offset, overage, par (equality), parity, proceeds, regularity, regulate (adjust), remainder (remaining part), residual, sanity, stabilize, surplus, weigh

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


balance
v.
(1) To compare the difference between debits and credits in an account.
(2) To compare the value of one thing with another.
(3) To distribute weights or values to create harmony or equality.
n.
balance

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


balance
1 n. To determine the difference between the sum of the credits and the sum of the debits of an account.
2 v. The act of estimating, measuring, or weighing two things in comparison to each other. For example, the balancing of the risks and benefits of filing a lawsuit.
3 v. To offset or counteract.
4 v. To place or keep in equilibrium or proportion, such as balancing competing interests.
5 n. The result of balancing.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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