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joint-stock company

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Companies
joint-stock companyˌjoint-ˈstock ˌcompany noun [countable]  American EnglishBBC a company that is owned by all the people with shares in it
Examples from the Corpus
joint-stock companyAfter the withdrawal of the Taylors in 1852, the Lloyd family bank was converted into a joint-stock company in 1865.Uralmash was converted into a joint-stock company at the end of 1992 with 1.8m shares.He was hostile to the joint-stock company as a medium through which to carry on business enterprise.
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