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preference share

noun, British.
a share of preferred stock.
Origin of preference share
First recorded in 1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The association will also underwrite the bonds and preference shares.

    The Harris-Ingram Experiment Charles E. Bolton
  • The dividend on preference shares is either “cumulative” or contingent on the profits of each separate year or half year.

  • preference shares, though far below their real value, stand at 2l.

    The Atlantic Telegraph William Howard Russell
  • Its six per cent, preference shares have moved between fourteen and five and a half.

    New Worlds For Old Herbert George Wells
  • He had received in payment cash, debentures and preference shares, and his lawyers and his own acumen had acclaimed the bargain.

    Huntingtower John Buchan
British Dictionary definitions for preference shares

preference shares

plural noun
(Brit & Austral) shares representing part of the capital issued by a company and entitling their holders to priority with respect to both net profit and net assets. Preference shares usually carry a definite rate of dividend that is generally lower than that declared on ordinary shares US and Canadian name preferred stock Compare ordinary shares, preferred ordinary shares
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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