ordinary shares

pl n
  1. British shares representing part of the capital issued by a company and entitling their holders to a dividend that varies according to the prosperity of the company, to vote at all meetings of members, and to a claim on the net assets of the company, after the holders of preference shares have been paid: US equivalent: common stock Compare preference shares See also A shares

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How to use ordinary shares in a sentence

  • The investing public does not benefit by the big dividend on the ordinary shares.

    The World in Chains | John Mavrogordato
  • The ordinary shares (which we believe are held privately) only amount to a little over £83,000.

    The World in Chains | John Mavrogordato
  • They have nothing to do with the movement of the ordinary shares.

    The Market-Place | Harold Frederic