cap·i·tal·i·za·tion /ˌka-pət-əl-ə-'zā-shən, -əl-ī-/ n
1: the act or process of capitalizing
capitalization of earnings
2: a sum resulting from a process of capitalizing; esp: paid-in capital at capital
inadequate capitalization
3: total capital liabilities of a business including both equity capital and debt capital
◇ Equity capital is considered a liability because the investors may recall some or all of it (as by redeeming stock). Inadequate capitalization of a business is considered by courts in cases dealing with equitable subordination of creditors or piercing the corporate veil.
4: the total par value or the stated value of no-par issues of authorized capital stock

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

All stock, bonds, and other securities issued by a corporation.

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

1) The writing off of a capital expenditure proportionately over future years when the benefit from the expenditure is not confined to the period under consideration.
2) The sum of a corporation's long-term debt, stock, and retained earnings.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

The value of a company as determined by the market price of its shares and the total number of shares in issue.
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The total amount of a company's outstanding securities, including short-term debt, long-term debt and equity. The term also is commonly used to refer to the capital (debt and equity) structure of a company.

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

   1) the act of counting anticipated earnings and expenses as capital assets (property, equipment, fixtures) for accounting purposes.
   2) the amount of anticipated net earnings which hypothetically can be used for conversion into capital assets.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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