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capital stock

the total stock authorized or issued by a corporation.
the book value of the outstanding shares of a corporation, including retained earnings and amounts paid in by stockholders.
Origin of capital stock
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • A large amount of the capital stock was taken in part payment for the work.

  • This dividend was payable in capital stock and was equal to 30 per cent.

    The Railroad Question William Larrabee
  • They have to pump ahead to save what remained of their capital stock.

    The Book of Khalid Ameen Rihani
  • It is one-third of their capital stock plus the bonded indebtedness.

    Commercial Geography

    Jacques W. Redway
  • I claim to be a gentleman, and my honor is my capital stock in life.

    The Yacht Club Oliver Optic
  • Shares of its capital stock are offered to the public at par—$1.00 per share.

    Golden Alaska Ernest Ingersoll
  • capital stock just eight hundred and eighty dollars, fully subscribed.

    Gold Stewart White
  • In 1869 this company started out with only $50,000 capital stock.

    Ocean to Ocean on Horseback Willard Glazier
  • At the end of the first day $120,000 of its capital stock had been taken.

  • He leaves all his world's goods for the support of his wife, his capital stock is his pen.

    Junius Unmasked Joel Moody
British Dictionary definitions for capital stock

capital stock

the par value of the total share capital that a company is authorized to issue
the total physical capital existing in an economy at any moment of time
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