profit


profit
prof·it n
1: gain in excess of expenditures: as
a: the excess of the selling price of goods over their cost
b: net income from a business, investment, or capital appreciation compare earnings, loss
2: a benefit or advantage from the use of property see also mesne profits, profit a prendre compare easement, right of way, servitude

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

profit
I noun accruance, accumulation, acquisition, advancement, advantage, augmentation, avails, benefaction, benefit, clearance, compensation, dividend, earnings, emolument, financial reward, fructus, fruits, gain, growth, harvest, improvement, incentive, income, increase, increment, interest, lucrum, meed, output, pay, payment, premium, prize, proceeds, produce, quaestus, realization, receipts, remuneration, return, revenue, reward, service, take, utility, value received, windfall, winnings, yield associated concepts: accumulated profits, anticipated profits, capital, carrying on business for profit, distributable profits, excessive profits, excess profits tax, gross profit, loss of profits, margin of profit, net profit, not for profit, pecuniary profits, profit a prendre, profit sharing, prospective profit, remote profits, secret profits, speculative profits, surplus profits, underwriting profits, undistributed profits foreign phrases:
- Ubi pericuium, ibi et lucrum collocatur. — He who risks a thing, should receive the profits arising from it
II verb acquire, advance, assist, avail, be better for, be improved by, be of use, benefit, cash in on, clear, confer a benefit on, contribute, draw profit from, edify, gain, gain advantage, harvest, help, improve, learn a lesson from, make capital out of, make good use of, make improvement, make money by, make use of, obtain a return, produce a good effect, produce a good result, proficere, put to use, realize, reap, reap the fruits, turn to account, use, utilize, yield returns III index advantage, avail (bring about), bear (yield), behalf, benefit (betterment), boom (prosperity), capitalize (seize the chance), collect (recover money), commission (fee), dividend, earn, earnings, edification, gain, inure (benefit), output, pay, perquisite, proceeds, prosperity, realization, realize (obtain as a profit), reap, revenue, succeed (attain), utility (usefulness), worth

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


profit
n.
Financial gain; income greater than the costs and expenses involved in earning it.
v.
To earn a profit; to benefit.

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


profit
n. The amount of money received for goods and services minus the amount spent on same; excess revenue.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


profit
Most commonly, the gross proceeds of a business transaction less the costs of the transaction; i.e., net proceeds. Excess of revenues over expenses for a transaction; sometimes used synonymously with net income for the period. Gain realized from business or investment over and above expenditures.
Accession of good, valuable results, useful consequences, avail, or gain. The benefit, advantage, or pecuniary gain accruing to the owner or occupant of land from its actual use; as in the familiar phrase rents, issues and profits, or in the expression mesne profits.

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


profit
Most commonly, the gross proceeds of a business transaction less the costs of the transaction; i.e., net proceeds. Excess of revenues over expenses for a transaction; sometimes used synonymously with net income for the period. Gain realized from business or investment over and above expenditures.
 
Accession of good, valuable results, useful consequences, avail, or gain. The benefit, advantage, or pecuniary gain accruing to the owner or occupant of land from its actual use; as in the familiar phrase rents, issues and profits, or in the expression mesne profits.

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

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • PROFIT — La difficulté, maintes fois soulignée, d’une définition du profit tient à trois types de raisons: en premier lieu, la non concordance du point de vue du comptable (généralement dominé par le souci fiscal) et de celui de l’économiste (préoccupé… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Profit — (von lat. profectus „Fortgang, Zunahme, Vorteil“ / Aussprache: [pʀoˈfit]) bezeichnet den Gewinn, d.h. den Überschuss, welcher nach Abzug der Kosten der eingesetzten Mittel von einem Unternehmen, bzw. Unternehmer erzielt wird. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • profit — Profit. s. m. v. Gain, émolument, advantage, utilité. Grand profit. profit mediocre. profit legitime. profit clair & net. tirer du profit d une affaire. ils ont partagé le profit ensemble. c est un homme qui ne songe qu à son profit, qui est… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • profit — PROFÍT, profituri, s.n. Ceea ce reprezintă un folos (material sau spiritual) pentru cineva sau ceva; câştig, beneficiu, avantaj. (Ec.) Venitul adus de capitalul utilizat într o întreprindere, reprezentând diferenţa dintre încasările efective şi… …   Dicționar Român

  • Profit — generally is the making of gain in business activity for the benefit of the owners of the business. The word comes from Latin meaning to make progress, is defined in two different ways, one for economics and one for accounting.Profit may refer to …   Wikipedia

  • profit — pròfīt m <G profíta> DEFINICIJA 1. ekon. količina novca koja se dobije kada se od ukupnog prihoda poduzeća odbiju troškovi svih inputa ili proizvodnih faktora; višak, dobit 2. pren. dobit iz neke situacije (novčana, moralna i sl.) SINTAGMA… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Profit — Pro fit, n. [F., fr. L. profectus advance, progress, profit, fr. profectum. See {Proficient}.] 1. Acquisition beyond expenditure; excess of value received for producing, keeping, or selling, over cost; hence, pecuniary gain in any transaction or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Profit — Sm std. (15. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus mndl. profijt, dieses aus frz. profit, dieses aus l. prōfectus Zunahme, Wachstum, Vorteil , dem PPP. von l. prōficere (prōfectum) gewinnen, bewirken, vorwärts kommen , zu l. facere machen und l. prō .… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Profit — Prof it, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Profited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Profiting}.] [F. profiter. See {Profit}, n.] To be of service to; to be good to; to help on; to benefit; to advantage; to avail; to aid; as, truth profits all men. [1913 Webster] The word… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Profit — Prof it, v. i. 1. To gain advantage; to make improvement; to improve; to gain; to advance. [1913 Webster] I profit not by thy talk. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To be of use or advantage; to do or bring good. [1913 Webster] Riches profit not in the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.