Can I recoup my initial investment in a partnership?

Question Details: I started a verbal partnership. I put up the cash to fund the payroll until the business was able to sustain the payroll. My partner used his business license. We both work the business. In a 50/50 partnership in this case, is the investment capital part of the 50/50 partnership or is the profit and lost part of the 50/50 partnership?

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