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public offering

noun
1.
a sale of a new issue of securities to the general public through a managing underwriter (opposed to private placement): required to be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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  • By the public offering of a reward for the finding of witches, their numbers greatly increased.

    Woman, Church & State Matilda Joslyn Gage
  • He would make the public offering on the Epiphany in Westminster Abbey.

    The Herd Boy and His Hermit Charlotte M. Yonge

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