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joint stock

noun
  1. stock or capital divided into a number of shares.
  2. a pool of stock held in common.
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Origin of joint stock

First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for joint stock

Historical Examples of joint stock

  • Besides, co-operative or joint-stock enterprises are becoming common.

    Up To Date Business

    Various

  • Some of the cotton and other mills are joint-stock concerns.

  • And that makes me think: Why not start a joint-stock company to build them?

    The Beautiful

    Vernon Lee

  • Only promises were made to those who subscribed to the joint-stock undertaking.

    Mother Earth

    W. Stitt Robinson, Jr.

  • The vagabond had "absquatulated" with the whole of the joint-stock funds.

    Buckskin Mose

    Buckskin Mose


British Dictionary definitions for joint stock

joint stock

noun
  1. capital funds held in common and usually divided into shares between the owners
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