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preferred stock

noun
1.
stock that has a superior claim to that of common stock with respect to dividends and often to assets in the event of liquidation.
Origin of preferred stock
1840-1850
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50
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preferred stock

noun
1.
(US & Canadian) 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. Preferred stock usually carries a definite rate of dividend that is generally lower than that declared on common stock Also called (in eg Britain, Australia) preference shares
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