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joint stock

stock or capital divided into a number of shares.
a pool of stock held in common.
Origin of joint stock
1605-15 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • In the United States the churches are very numerous and very small, being built by joint-stock companies.

  • And that makes me think: Why not start a joint-stock company to build them?

    The Beautiful Vernon Lee
  • They had accordingly decided to make Rivers's a joint-stock bank.

    At His Gates, Vol. 1(of 3) Margaret Oliphant
  • What influence has the formation of joint-stock companies on saving?

    The Principles of Economics Frank A. Fetter
  • But would not a joint-stock company answer the purpose better, and carry more weight?

    Hope Mills Amanda M. Douglas
  • The final cause of the Club was supposed to be the composition of a joint-stock satire.

    Swift Leslie Stephen
  • The joint-stock principle, which many of them adopted, necessarily invites all who choose to buy stock.

    History of American Socialisms John Humphrey Noyes
  • And even if you can do that, who is to carry the joint-stock pack?

    Gold, Gold, in Cariboo! Clive Phillipps-Wolley
  • But I would call attention to the following points: There is no compulsion on any joint-stock company to publish a balance sheet.

  • What share had he in what may be a joint-stock company for the production of these plays?

British Dictionary definitions for joint-stock

joint stock

capital funds held in common and usually divided into shares between the owners
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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