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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


shares
The units of economic value of a company to which are attached rights to vote and to participate in dividends and capital distributions of the company. Each share has a nominal capital value usually ₤1, which is paid into the company on issue.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


shares
a stake in the ownership of a company. Shares may be ordinary shares or preference shares.
Ordinary shares confer an entitlement by way of dividend to those profits appropriated to the payment of a dividend after payment of dividend on preference shares. On a winding up, ordinary shareholders are entitled to what remains after payment of creditors and preference shareholders.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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