Tangibility

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Tangibility

Characteristic that an assets can be used as collateral to secure debt.

Tangibility

In law, the ability to be apprehended by the human senses. Many assets have tangibility, including but not limited to, cash, commodities, real estate, and personal property. Some more abstract things also have tangibility, at least in certain circumstances. For example, accounts receivable is a tangible asset for accounting purposes. Tangibility explicitly does not include patents, brands, or intellectual property. An asset must have tangibility in order to be used as collateral on a loan. For example, one may not use a patent as collateral, but may use his/her house. See also: Intangibility, Tangible net worth.
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From a vague fear her mind was transferred to a very tangible one.
Poirot might have excellent reasons for his belief in Inglethorp's innocence, but a man of the type of Summerhaye would require tangible proofs, and these I doubted if Poirot could supply.
Oh, it all burst before the girl, and she even stretched out her gloved hands as if it was tangible.
Then he added: "It is probable that his suspicion--more than that, his reasoning --has led him to lay his hand on something tangible.
Jehovah was anthropomorphic because he could address himself to the Jews only in terms of their understanding; so he was conceived as in their own image, as a cloud, a pillar of fire, a tangible, physical something which the mind of the Israelites could grasp.
A familiar passage in his reading, about airy tongues that syllable men's names, rose so unbidden to his ear, that he put it from him with his hand, as if it were tangible.
She looked forward to our union with placid contentment, not unmingled with a little fear, which past misfortunes had impressed, that what now appeared certain and tangible happiness might soon dissipate into an airy dream and leave no trace but deep and everlasting regret.
This she worshiped as man-created gods have been worshiped on less tangible evidence of their sojourn on earth.
Gradgrind, completely recovered by this time, 'I would advise you (since you ask me) to consider this question, as you have been accustomed to consider every other question, simply as one of tangible Fact.
just as she might have distinguished between a tangible object and its reflection in a glass, Affery made out this difference with her head going round and round.
As they produced no visible effect on the object against whom they were discharged, however, he resorted to more tangible arguments.
Well, it can't be helped," said Tom, bravely, not translating the loss of a large sum of money into any tangible results.