Unearned increment
Unearned Un*earned", a. Not earned; not gained by labor or service. [1913 Webster]

{Unearned increment} (Polit. Econ.), a increase in the value of land due to no labor or expenditure on the part of the owner, but to natural causes, such as the increase of population, the growth of a town in the vicinity, or the like. Some hold that this should belong to the nation. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Unearned increment — is an increase in the value of land or any propertywithout expenditure of any kind on the part of the proprietor …   Wikipedia

  • unearned increment — index gratuity (present) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unearned increment — n. an increase in the value of land or other property through no work or expenditure by the owner, as through an increase in area population thereby increasing demand …   English World dictionary

  • unearned increment — noun an unearned rise in the market value of property resulting from general market factors • Hypernyms: ↑financial gain …   Useful english dictionary

  • unearned increment — noun Date: 1871 an increase in the value of property (as land) that is due to no labor or expenditure of the owner but to causes (as the increase of population) that create an increased demand for it …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unearned increment — the increase in the value of property, esp. land, due to natural causes, as growth of population, rather than to any labor or expenditure by the owner. [1870 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • UNEARNED INCREMENT —    increase in the value of land or any property without expenditure of any kind on the part of the proprietor …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • unearned increment — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. profit, rise in worth or value, long term capital gain; see increase 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • unearned increment — profit that was not earned through work (e.g. real estate rents, interest on savings, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unearned increment — noun an increase in the value of land or property without labour or expenditure on the part of the owner …   English new terms dictionary

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