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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 of stock company
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • The stock company is unusually good, Ben Rogers, stage manager and first comedian, being a host in himself.

  • During the early years of Will's career he had played with a summer stock company.

    My Actor-Husband Anonymous
  • The San Francisco men had persuaded him to form a stock company of certain capitalisation.

    Blazed Trail Stories Stewart Edward White
  • It is owned by a stock company, and is a profitable enterprise.

  • There used to be a stock company at the Metropolitan about war-time that beat any of these new actor folks.

    A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson
  • With this a stock company was formed and the first boat built and rebuilt.

  • We will form a stock company with a capital of twenty-five million dollars, etc., etc.

    Crimes of Charity Konrad Bercovici
  • Only, he says, they will be a stock company, and he will have to have fifty-one per cent.

    Danny's Own Story Don Marquis
  • Then Hawkins climbed off his stool and told on 'em to the stock company.

    Options O. Henry
  • Said HE was going to organize that stock company, and control it himself.

    Danny's Own Story Don Marquis
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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