common stock
noun Date: 1784 stock other than preferred stock

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  • common stock — In the USA, the equivalent of the ordinary shares in a public company or privately held firm that give the holders voting and dividend rights. Common stock holders are paid after bondholders and the holders of preferred stock in the event of… …   Accounting dictionary

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