ordinary shares

N-PLURAL
Ordinary shares are shares in a company that are owned by people who have a right to vote at the company's meetings and to receive part of the company's profits after the holders of preference shares have been paid. Compare preference shares. [BRIT, BUSINESS]
Syn:
(in AM use common stock)

English dictionary. 2008.

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