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common stock

stock that ordinarily has no preference in the matter of dividends or assets and represents the residual ownership of a corporate business.
Animal Husbandry. stock that is not purebred.
Origin of common stock
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He had been proud of his children: they were like those of any common stock!

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • You are determined to invest these savings of yours in the common stock, are you?'

  • Will each bring the result of his labours into a common stock?

    The Republic Plato
  • He had sold, in this way, about three-eighths of the common stock.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Accordingly in went the grand supplies into the common stock.

    The Memorabilia Xenophon
  • The common stock is acted on by the same stimuli, in all the persons, at the same time.


    William Graham Sumner
  • Fifty years ago Darwin put some knowledge into the common stock.


    William Graham Sumner
  • Their very speech appears not to be derived from any common stock.

    The Arrow-Maker Mary Austin
British Dictionary definitions for common stock

common stock

the US name for ordinary shares
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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