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stock company

noun
1.
Finance. a company or corporation whose capital is divided into shares represented by stock.
2.
Theater. a company acting a repertoire of plays, more or less permanently together, usually at its own theater.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • He built a stock company of actors and technicians, began overseeing his scripts, and eventually became a director.
  • They met in a stock company and she found him totally without ego or artifice.
  • Both plans must fully demonstrate that the resulting stock company will be a financially safe and stable insurer.
  • Generally, policies that received dividends under a mutual company will continue to receive dividends from the stock company.
British Dictionary definitions for stock company

stock company

noun
1.
(US) a business enterprise the capital of which is divided into transferable shares
2.
a US term for repertory company
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Encyclopedia Article for stock company

troupe of actors performing regularly in a particular theatre, presenting a different play nightly from its repertory of prepared productions. Stock companies were usually composed of players who specialized in dramatic types such as the tragedian, or leading man; the leading lady; the heavy lead, who played villains; the old woman; the juvenile lead, who played the young lover or heroic roles; the soubrette, or female second lead; and the low comedian.

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