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Gross Debt
Source: Encyclopedia of Banking & Finance (9h Edition) by Charles J Woelfel
(We recommend this as work of authority.)

Total debt, without adjustments for deductions.  Deductions usually include sinking funds and reacquired debt not yet retired.

In municipal bond analysis, deductions from gross debt are sinking funds as well as that portion of the debt which is revenue producing, such as that incurred to finance city-operated facilities (water supply, rapid transit, etc.).  The net debt figure resulting is the base for calculating debt per capita and net debt percentage of assessed value of taxable property.

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