asset

asset
noun Etymology: back-formation from assets, singular, sufficient property to pay debts and legacies, from Anglo-French assetz, from asez enough, from Vulgar Latin *ad satis, from Latin ad to + satis enough — more at at, sad Date: 1531 1. plural a. the property of a deceased person subject by law to the payment of his or her debts and legacies b. the entire property of a person, association, corporation, or estate applicable or subject to the payment of debts 2. advantage, resource <
his wit is his chief asset
>
3. a. an item of value owned b. plural the items on a balance sheet showing the book value of property owned 4. something useful in an effort to foil or defeat an enemy: as a. a piece of military equipment b. spy

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Asset — As set, n. Any article or separable part of one s assets. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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