from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

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  • noun finance 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.

  • noun 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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