in·vest·ment 1 n: investiture (1)
investment 2 n
1: the outlay of money usu. for income or profit: capital outlay; also: the sum invested or the property purchased
2: the commitment of funds with a view to minimizing risk and safeguarding capital while earning a return compare speculation

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

I noun backing, capital invested, capital outlay, employment of capital, endowment, financial backing, financing, invested capital, invested money, invested property, loan, loan at interest, outlay, speculation, venture associated concepts: investment broker, investment contract, investment security, investment trust II index advance (allowance), advancement (loan), binder, deputation (selection of delegates), equity (share of ownership), expenditure, fund, securities, security (stock), share (stock), stock (shares), venture

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

The expenditure of money on an enterprise in the hope of making a profit; assets or securities bought in the hope of earning a profit.

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

the process by which funds are deployed with the object of producing gain, either in the form of income or addition to capital. The Trustee Investment Act 1961 establishes a scheme for the investment of trust moneys by trustees. Schedule 1 to the Financial Services Act 1986 contains a list of investments for the purposes of the Act; these include stocks and shares issued by companies, stocks and bonds issued by governments and public authorities, options and warrants.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

Money spent to acquire an asset for the purpose of making a profit, such as the purchase of stock in a corporation. Also refers to the property or business interest purchased in order to make a profit.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

The placement of a particular sum of money in business ventures, real estate, or securities of a permanent nature so that it will produce an income.

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

The placement of a particular sum of money in business ventures, real estate, or securities of a permanent nature so that it will produce an income.

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

   the money put into use for profit, or the property or business interest purchased for profit.
   See also: invest

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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