capital stock

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noun
  1. the total stock authorized or issued by a corporation.
  2. the book value of the outstanding shares of a corporation, including retained earnings and amounts paid in by stockholders.

Origin of capital stock

First recorded in 1890–95
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capital stock

noun
  1. the par value of the total share capital that a company is authorized to issue
  2. the total physical capital existing in an economy at any moment of time
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