fund 1 n
1: a sum of money or other resources whose principal or interest is set aside for a specific objective
cli·ent security fund: a fund established by each state to compensate clients for losses suffered due to their attorneys' misappropriation of funds
common trust fund: an in-house trust fund established by a bank trust department to pool the assets of many small trusts for greater diversification in investing
executor fund: a fund established in estate planning to provide for the payment of final expenses by an executor
joint wel·fare fund: a fund that is established by collective bargaining to provide health and welfare benefits to employees and that is jointly administered by representatives of labor and management
paid–in fund: a reserve cash fund in lieu of a capital stock account set up by mutual insurance companies to cover unforeseen losses
sink·ing fund: a fund set up and accumulated by regular deposits for paying off the principal on a debt or for other specified purposes (as self-insurance)
strike fund: a fund accumulated by a union through special assessments or from general funds and used to pay striking workers or for other strike-related activities
Taft–Hart·ley fund /'taft-'härt-lē-/ [after the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947, which established it]: joint welfare fund in this entry
trust fund: property (as money or securities) settled or held in a trust
2: an organization administering a special fund
growth fund: a mutual fund that invests in the stock of growth companies
hedge fund: an investing group usu. in the form of a limited partnership that employs speculative techniques in the hope of obtaining large capital gains
index fund: a mutual fund that invests to reflect the composition of the market as a whole by matching its investments to a stock index
mu·tu·al fund: an investment company that invests its shareholders' money in a usu. diversified group of securities of other companies
vul·ture fund: an investment company that buys up bankrupt or insolvent companies with the goal of reorganizing them so they can be profitably resold as going concerns
fund 2 vt
1 a: to make provision of resources for discharging the principal or interest of
b: to provide financial resources for
2: to place in a fund
3: to convert into a debt that is payable either at a distant date or at no definite date and that bears a fixed interest

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

I noun accumulation, assets, capital, copia, endowment, foundation, fount, hoard, investment, mine, nest egg, pecunia, pool, reserve, reservoir, resources, savings, spring, stock, store, sum of money, supply, well associated concepts: available fund, cash funds, commingling of funds, contingent fund, endowment fund, escrow fund, guaranty fund, insurance fund, joint fund, misapplication of funds, misappropriation of funds, permanent funds, reserve fund, residuary fund, trust fund II verb accommodate, accumulate, afford, allot, amass, apportion, bank, be a benefactor, bestow, cache, collect, conserve, contribute, deposit, dispense, dole, donate, endow, endue, equip, finance, furnish, garner, give, give money, grant, hand out, hoard, invest money, keep, keep in reserve, lay in store, lay up, maintain, pay, pay for, present, present money, preserve, provide, provide for, provide money, provide the wherewithal, provision, purvey, reserve, retain, save, save up, settle upon, spare, stock, stockpile, store, subsidize, supply, sustain, treasure, yield III index bear (yield), bestow, capitalize (provide capital), endow, endowment, finance, garner, hoard, principal (capital sum), provide (supply), provision (something provided), reserve, resource, stock (shares), store (depository), sufficiency, treasury, underwrite

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

An amount of money saved or intended for a particular purpose.
To supply money for a particular purpose.

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

approved fund, {{}}Also known as related fund or fund.
A term used to describe a certain type of eligible assignee under a loan agreement. Typically defined as an entity that is engaged in making, purchasing, holding or investing in bank or commercial loans and similar extensions of credit in the ordinary course of its business and that is administered, advised or managed by:
• A lender under the loan agreement.
• An affiliate of a lender under the loan agreement.
• An entity or an affiliate of an entity that administers, advises or manages a lender under the loan agreement.
Approved funds are typically affiliates of term B lenders and other institutional investors (rather than commercial banks) and loans are often allocated among several related approved funds of a lender.

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

A comprehensive term for any money that is set aside for a particular purpose or that is accessible for the satisfaction of debts or claims.

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

A comprehensive term for any money that is set aside for a particular purpose or that is accessible for the satisfaction of debts or claims.

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


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