Define: Share Capital

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Share Capital

Quick Summary of Share Capital

Name given to the total amount of cash which the shareholders have contributed to the company.


Synonyms For Share Capital

capital stock, equity capital, registered capital, nominal capital, social capital

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Share Capital are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

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

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