Define: Ordinary Shares

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Definition: Ordinary Shares


Quick Summary of Ordinary Shares


Shares in a company which entitle the holder to a share of the dividend declared and a share in net assets on closing down the business.




What is the dictionary definition of Ordinary Shares?

Dictionary Definition


stock other than preferred stock; entitles the owner to a share of the corporation’s profits and a share of the voting power in shareholder elections.


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Examples of Ordinary Shares in a sentence


Ordinary shares represent ownership in a limited liability company.

Upon winding-up, they are entitled to two thirds of the balance of the company’s assets after £1 million has been distributed to the owners of ordinary shares.

These shares offer dividends like ordinary shares but unfortunately don’t allow their holders either voting power or representation.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Ordinary Shares are sourced/syndicated from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

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