A number of uses:- The net worth of a business OR A term for Ordinary Shares 'Equity Stock' OR Capital that is invested for the long term
Sounds great, and has a hundred and one different uses. It refers to Shares in a company, or monies committed for the long term. It's also an ancient Court Of Law in England that pre-dates all other forms of English Law. Steal my sheep and I will cut your leg off. That sort of thing.