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1 A certificate evidencing ownership rights in a company. See common stock; ordinary share; preferred stock. 2 A beneficial stake in an asset (cf. ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (4 ed.)

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2020
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19 words

... the lion’s share : see lion . share and share alike have or receive an equal share; share things...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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Current Version:
2013

... Golden share See under golden . Lion’s share, The See under lion...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Current Version:
2005

... . 1 A certificate evidencing ownership rights in a company. See common stock ; ordinary share ; preferred stock . 2 A beneficial stake in an asset ( cf. equity...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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2018

...generally subject to restrictions on sale, such as that they must be offered to existing shareholders first or that the directors’ approval must be sought before they are sold elsewhere. See also cumulative preference share ; deferred ordinary share ; founders’ shares ; fully paid share ; partly paid share ; preferred ordinary share ; redeemable shares ; shares outstanding ; subscription shares...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014

...generally subject to restrictions on sale, such as that they must be offered to existing shareholders first or that the directors’ approval must be sought before they are sold elsewhere. See also cumulative preference share ; deferred ordinary share ; founders’ shares ; fully paid share ; partly paid share ; preferred ordinary share ; redeemable shares ; shares outstanding ; subscription shares...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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224 words

...generally subject to restrictions on sale, such as that they must be offered to existing shareholders first or that the directors’ approval must be sought before they are sold elsewhere. See also cumulative preference share ; deferred ordinary share ; founders’ shares ; fully paid share ; partly paid share ; preferred ordinary share ; redeemable shares ; shares outstanding ; subscription shares ; term shares...

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
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182 words

...but the holders have the right to take over control of a company if these are not paid. A share register is an official list of the names and addresses of shareholders; a share certificate is a document proving ownership. In some countries, but not the UK, companies can have bearer shares, where there is no central share register, and the holder of share certificates is deemed to own the shares. See also A-share ; deferred share ; non-voting share ; voting share...

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
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210 words

... One of a number of titles of ownership in a company. Most companies are limited by shares, enabling investors to limit their liability if the company fails to the amount paid for (or owing on) the shares. A share confers on its owner a legal right to part of the company’s profits (usually by payment of a dividend ) and to any voting rights attaching to that share ( see voting shares ; A shares ). Companies are obliged to keep a public record of the rights attaching to each class of share. The common classes of shares are: ordinary shares , which have...

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A Dictionary of Law (9 ed.)

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2018
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Law
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493 words

...of the company in question. While the company is a going concern, shares carry rights in relation to voting and sharing profits ( see dividend ). When a limited company is wound up the shareholders have rights to share in the assets after debts have been paid. If there are no such assets shareholders lose the amount of their investment but are not liable for the company’s debts ( see fraudulent trading ; wrongful trading ). Preference shares usually carry a right to a fixed percentage dividend, e.g. 10% of the nominal value ( see authorized...

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
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Law
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481 words

...of the company in question. While the company is a going concern, shares carry rights in relation to voting and sharing profits. When a limited company is wound up the shareholders have rights to share in the assets after debts have been paid. If there are no such assets shareholders lose the amount of their investment but are not liable for the company's debts ( see fraudulent trading ; wrongful trading ). Preference shares usually carry a right to a fixed percentage dividend, e.g. 10% of the nominal value ( see authorized capital ), before ordinary...

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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
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193 words

... . This word appears in various redundant phrases, such as ✳share in common , ✳share together , and ✳both share —e.g.: • “Elway and Dan Marino have been playing contract leapfrog with Elway always getting the last leap. They both share [read have ] the same agent, Marvin Demoff of Los Angeles, and that's the way he's always done it, ever since they were rookies.” Joseph Sanchez , “Tom Dempsey's Record 63-Yarder Turns 25,” Denver Post , 5 Nov. 1995 , Sports §, at C3. • “This is one book families may want to own so it can be pulled out often to ...

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Australian Law Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018
Subject:
Law
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...share A unit of company ownership. Each share represents a portion of the total ownership of a company. The number of shares held by a shareholder is a statement of the measure of that shareholder’s proprietary interest (ownership of the company) relative to the number of shares issued in total, as well as the extent of the shareholder’s liability to contribute further capital to the company ( see share capital ). Ownership of shares in a company makes the shareholder a member of the company ( see membership ) entitled to participate in its...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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2005

... for share offer . A takeover bid where the predator offers shares in itself as consideration for the acquired company's equity . Also known as an all equity offer . The alternative is for an all cash offer . Sometimes there is a share-for-share offer which has a cash alternative, or is a partial share offer with a combination of shares, cash, and/or debt. Since selling shares may crystallize a capital gain , such transactions allow tendering holders to roll over their liability into the new...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...-for-share offer A takeover bid in which the directors of one company offer shares in that company as the payment for acquiring the shares in the target company. If the offer is accepted the shareholders of both companies will become the owners of the newly formed combination....

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014

...-for-share offer A takeover bid in which the directors of one company offer shares in that company as the payment for acquiring the shares in the target company. If the offer is accepted the shareholders of both companies will become the owners of the newly formed...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
52 words

...-for-share offer ( paper bid ) A takeover bid in which the directors of one company offer shares in that company as the payment for acquiring the shares in the target company. If the offer is accepted the shareholders of both companies will become the owners of the newly formed...

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
14 words

...share Any share in a company, other than a non-equity share...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Current Version:
2018

...share A share in which interest or return is guaranteed by another...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

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Current Version:
2014

...share A share in which interest or return is guaranteed by another...

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A Dictionary of Economics (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2017
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
17 words

...preference share A company share which carries no vote, but ranks before ordinary shares for...

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