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capital stock

noun
1.
the total stock authorized or issued by a corporation.
2.
the book value of the outstanding shares of a corporation, including retained earnings and amounts paid in by stockholders.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95
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British Dictionary definitions for capital-stock

capital stock

noun
1.
the par value of the total share capital that a company is authorized to issue
2.
the total physical capital existing in an economy at any moment of time
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