- stock or capital divided into a number of shares.
- a pool of stock held in common.
Origin of joint stock
First recorded in 1605–15
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Examples from the Web for joint stock
Besides, co-operative or joint-stock enterprises are becoming common.Up To Date Business
Some of the cotton and other mills are joint-stock concerns.The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir
Sir James McCrone Douie
And that makes me think: Why not start a joint-stock company to build them?The Beautiful
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
- capital funds held in common and usually divided into shares between the owners
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