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noun
  1. British. a share of common stock.

Origin of ordinary share

First recorded in 1865–70
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British Dictionary definitions for ordinary shares

ordinary shares

pl n
  1. British shares representing part of the capital issued by a company and entitling their holders to a dividend that varies according to the prosperity of the company, to vote at all meetings of members, and to a claim on the net assets of the company, after the holders of preference shares have been paidUS equivalent: common stock Compare preference shares See also A shares
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