common stock

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  1. stock that ordinarily has no preference in the matter of dividends or assets and represents the residual ownership of a corporate business.

  2. Animal Husbandry. stock that is not purebred.

Origin of common stock

First recorded in 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for common stock

common stock

  1. the US name for ordinary shares

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