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ordinary share

British. a share of common stock.
Origin of ordinary share
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They have nothing to do with the movement of the ordinary shares.

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • The ordinary shares (which we believe are held privately) only amount to a little over £83,000.

    The World in Chains John Mavrogordato
  • The investing public does not benefit by the big dividend on the ordinary shares.

    The World in Chains John Mavrogordato
British Dictionary definitions for ordinary shares

ordinary shares

plural noun
(Brit) 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 paid US equivalent common stock Compare preference shares See also A shares
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