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common stock

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noun
  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.
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Origin of common stock

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for common stock

common stock

noun
  1. the US name for ordinary shares
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