preferential stock

preferential stock
preference shares, preference stock, preferential shares or preferential stock plural noun
Shares or stock on which dividends must be paid before those on other kinds
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Main Entry:prefer

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  • preferential stock — Prefer Pre*fer , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preferred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preferring}.] [F. pr[ e]f[ e]rer, L. praeferre; prae before + ferre to bear or carry. See 1st {Bear}.] 1. To carry or bring (something) forward, or before one; hence, to bring for …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preferential shares — preference shares, preference stock, preferential shares or preferential stock plural noun Shares or stock on which dividends must be paid before those on other kinds • • • Main Entry: ↑prefer …   Useful english dictionary

  • preferential share — UK US noun [C] mainly UK FINANCE, STOCK MARKET ► PREFERENCE SHARE(Cf. ↑preference share) …   Financial and business terms

  • stock — The goods and wares of a merchant or tradesman, kept for sale and traffic. In a larger sense, the capital of a merchant or other person, including his merchandise, money, and credits, or, in other words, the entire property employed in business.… …   Black's law dictionary

  • preferential form — The London Stock Exchange allows companies offering shares to the public to set aside up to 10% of the issue for applications from employees and, where a parent company is floating off a subsidiary, from shareholders of the parent company.… …   Financial and business terms

  • preferential dividend — See preferred stock …   Black's law dictionary

  • preference stock — noun Britain : preferred stock * * * Brit. See preferred stock. [1855 60] * * * preference shares, preference stock, preferential shares or preferential stock plural noun Shares or stock on which d …   Useful english dictionary

  • preference stock — Prefer Pre*fer , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preferred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preferring}.] [F. pr[ e]f[ e]rer, L. praeferre; prae before + ferre to bear or carry. See 1st {Bear}.] 1. To carry or bring (something) forward, or before one; hence, to bring for …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Preferred stock — Prefer Pre*fer , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preferred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preferring}.] [F. pr[ e]f[ e]rer, L. praeferre; prae before + ferre to bear or carry. See 1st {Bear}.] 1. To carry or bring (something) forward, or before one; hence, to bring for …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • preferred stock — see stock Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. preferred stock n …   Law dictionary

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