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noun

Finance. a company or corporation whose capital is divided into shares represented by stock.
Theater. a company acting a repertoire of plays, more or less permanently together, usually at its own theater.

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Origin of stock company

First recorded in 1820–30
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stock company

noun

US a business enterprise the capital of which is divided into transferable shares
a US term for repertory company
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