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founders' shares

plural noun

, Finance.
  1. shares of stock given, at least nominally, for consideration to the organizers or original subscribers of a corporation, sometimes carrying special voting privileges, but likely to receive dividends after other classes of stock.


founders' shares

plural noun

  1. shares awarded to the founders of a company and often granting special privileges
“Collins English Dictionary — Complete & Unabridged” 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012


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Word History and Origins

Origin of founders' shares1

First recorded in 1885–90
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Example Sentences

I am enclosing an order for half of my (your) Founders shares.

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