contingency reserve

noun
: an appropriation of surplus or retained earnings that may or may not be funded, indicating a reservation against a specific or general contingency

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Accounting.
an amount of money established from retained earnings to allow for unforeseen losses in business.
Also, contingent reserve.
[1930-35]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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