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preference share

noun, British
1.
a share of preferred stock.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45
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British Dictionary definitions for preference shares

preference shares

plural noun
1.
(Brit & Austral) shares representing part of the capital issued by a company and entitling their holders to priority with respect to both net profit and net assets. Preference shares usually carry a definite rate of dividend that is generally lower than that declared on ordinary shares US and Canadian name preferred stock Compare ordinary shares, preferred ordinary shares
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