capital stock


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. capital offense,
  2. capital outlay,
  3. capital punishment,
  4. capital resources,
  5. capital ship,
  6. capital structure,
  7. capital sum,
  8. capital surplus,
  9. capital transfer tax,
  10. capital-intensive

Origin of capital stock

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for capital stock

capital stock

noun

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