Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Capital stock that is secondary to preferred stock in the distribution of dividends and often of assets.

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  • n. Shares of an ownership interest in the equity of a corporation or other entity with limited liability entitled to dividends, with financial rights junior to preferred stock and liabilities.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. stock other than preferred stock; entitles the owner to a share of the corporation's profits and a share of the voting power in shareholder elections

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  • Arabic texts of Aboulmahasen, Ebn (Schounah, and Aintabi, has added some facts to our common stock of materials.] 34 For these recent and domestic transactions, Arabshah, though a partial, is a credible, witness, (tom.i. c. 64 — 68, tom.ii. c.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Even in the shorter gāthās we may eliminate the common stock of refrains, and yet discern, in each residuum, a distinctly and pathetically individual note, telling its own story of a supreme 'conjuncture' seized, of Nibbana (in its later Sanskrit form, Nirvāṇā) or Arahantship won.

    Psalms of the Sisters

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