stock company


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.

Origin of stock company

First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for stock company

  • The private colony Theophilo Ottoni, in the north-eastern part of the state was founded by a German stock-company in 1851.

    The German Element in Brazil|Benjamin Franklin Schappelle
  • Is the holder of a share in a mining or railway company or any sort of stock-company justified in speaking of "his" property?

  • One day he ventured into a stock-company revival of a play whose name was faintly familiar.

    This Side of Paradise|F. Scott Fitzgerald

British Dictionary definitions for stock company

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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