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ordinary share

British. a share of common stock.
Origin of ordinary share
1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The ordinary shares (which we believe are held privately) only amount to a little over £83,000.

    The World in Chains John Mavrogordato
  • The investing public does not benefit by the big dividend on the ordinary shares.

    The World in Chains John Mavrogordato
  • They have nothing to do with the movement of the ordinary shares.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
British Dictionary definitions for ordinary shares

ordinary shares

plural noun
(Brit) shares representing part of the capital issued by a company and entitling their holders to a dividend that varies according to the prosperity of the company, to vote at all meetings of members, and to a claim on the net assets of the company, after the holders of preference shares have been paid US equivalent common stock Compare preference shares See also A shares
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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