Accounting Dictionary - Letter P

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Proprietary fund
in governmental accounting, is a business-like fund of a state or local government. Examples of proprietary funds include enterprise funds and internal service funds. Enterprise funds provide goods or services to the general public for a fee. Internal service funds account for goods and services provided by one department or agency to another department or agency of the governmental unit (or to other governmental units) on a cost-reimbursement basis.
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