actual cash value

Definition of "actual cash value"
  1. It refers to the cost incurred to repair or replace a damaged asset, minus the decrease in its value due to wear and tear or age
How to use "actual cash value" in a sentence
  1. The insurance company calculated the actual cash value of the damaged car before deciding the claim amount.
  2. The actual cash value of the property was significantly lower due to its age and poor condition.
  3. In an insurance policy, understanding the meaning of actual cash value can help in estimating the payout for a claim.

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