sweat equity


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sweat equity

n.
1. Work, especially manual labor, performed in return for a share in ownership, as of a home, or in the expectation of increasing the value of a property one has purchased.
2. Sustained effort; hard work: "Coming up with compelling plots is a little bit inspiration and a lot of sweat equity" (David Baldacci).

sweat′ eq`uity


n.
unreimbursed labor that increases the value of a property.
[1965–70]
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Noun1.sweat equity - interest in a building that a tenant earns by contributing to its renovation or maintenance
equity - the ownership interest of shareholders in a corporation
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In general, though, the issue comes to the forefront if an employee owns some portion of their book as a form of sweat equity or if they earn deferred income based on their performance.
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