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private company

noun, British
a company whose shareholders may not exceed 50 in number and whose shares may not be offered for public subscription.
Compare public company.
Origin of private company
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for private company
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  • University officials blamed a private company that facilitated the enrollment of the students for the situation.
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  • My student loans are serviced via a private company, and these private companies employ people.
  • There is a secondary market for a private company's stock before it goes public.
  • She has also held various tax, audit and litigation support positions at a private company and a leading accounting firm.
  • In conjunction with a private company, long-term- care would continue.
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  • While it's a smart solution to running a large private company, its flaws are also obvious.
  • Shares in a private company are worth what the company says.
British Dictionary definitions for private company

private company

a limited company that does not issue shares for public subscription and whose owners do not enjoy an unrestricted right to transfer their shareholdings Compare public company
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