preference share


noun British.

a share of preferred stock.

Nearby words

  1. prefecture apostolic,
  2. prefer,
  3. preferable,
  4. preferably,
  5. preference,
  6. preference shares,
  7. preference stock,
  8. preferential,
  9. preferential shop,
  10. preferential voting

Origin of preference share

First recorded in 1835–45

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British Dictionary definitions for preference shares

preference shares

pl n

British and Australian shares representing part of the capital issued by a company and entitling their holders to priority with respect to both net profit and net assets. Preference shares usually carry a definite rate of dividend that is generally lower than that declared on ordinary sharesUS and Canadian name: preferred stock Compare ordinary shares, preferred ordinary shares
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