capital lease
A *lease whose contractual terms and economic effects involve the transfer of the *risks and *rewards of a leased asset. Under most systems of *Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, a *lessee *capitalizes in its balance sheet an asset obtained though a capital lease. Contrast *operating lease.

Auditor's dictionary. 2014.

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