common stock

noun
1.
stock that ordinarily has no preference in the matter of dividends or assets and represents the residual ownership of a corporate business.
2.
Animal Husbandry. stock that is not purebred.

Origin:
1840–50

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common stock
 
n
the US name for ordinary shares

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Example sentences
Consortium scientists say humans share much common stock with this not so
  simple water flea.
If you buy common stock of a company in bankruptcy protection and it fails, you
  can lose your entire investment.
All his clerks who lived with him, ate at the same table, and were clothed out
  of the common stock with himself.
Investors who dismissed common stock dividends as tiny payments are probably
  regretting it.
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