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Updated: Aug 20, 2021

One of a number of equal portions in the nominal capital of a company entitling the owner to a portion of distributed profits and of residual value of the company goes into liquidation; a form of security. Shares may be fully paid-up or partly paid. Voting or non-voting (sometimes called A shares)

Reference: The Penguin Dictionary of Economics, 3rd edt.


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