- a plan under which a company's capital stock is acquired by its employees or workers.
Origin of ESOP
1970–75; e(mployee) s(tock) o(wnership) p(lan)
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Examples from the Web for esop
In 1480 Esop and Theocritus appeared, with no publisher's name.Renaissance in Italy, Volume 2 (of 7)
John Addington Symonds
Zenas, the overseer, is rebuked by Esop for beating a slave.
When there is a knock at the door Esop shouts: “What does the dog shake?”
And now I should like to introduce you to Mr. Esop; it's such a pleasure to bring together people of the same tastes.
But Mr. Esop, the moment he heard the name, drew back with an air that was quite chilling and businesslike.