limited company

noun British.
  1. a company in which the shareholders cannot be assessed for debts of the company beyond the sum they still have invested in the company.

Origin of limited company

First recorded in 1850–55
Also called lim·it·ed-li·a·bil·i·ty com·pany [lim-i-tid-lahy-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˈlɪm ɪ tɪdˌlaɪ əˈbɪl ɪ ti/.
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British Dictionary definitions for limited company

limited company

noun
  1. British a company whose owners enjoy limited liability for the company's debts and losses
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