stock that ordinarily has no preference in the matter of dividends or assets and represents the residual ownership of a corporate business.
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
the US name for ordinary shares
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