Define: Dividend

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Definition: Dividend


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Amount paid to a shareholder, usually in the form of cash, as a reward for investment in the company. The amount of dividend paid is proportionate to the number of shares held.



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Definition Sources


Definitions for Dividend are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.