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noun

stock that has a superior claim to that of common stock with respect to dividends and often to assets in the event of liquidation.

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Origin of preferred stock

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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preferred stock

noun

US and Canadian 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. Preferred stock usually carries a definite rate of dividend that is generally lower than that declared on common stockAlso called (in eg Britain, Australia): preference shares
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