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joint-stock company Syllabification: joint-stock com·pa·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈjoint ˈˌstäk ˌkəmp(ə)nē/

Definition of joint-stock company in English:


A company whose stock is owned jointly by the shareholders.
Example sentences
  • The investor in the future large complex will be a joint-stock company in which well-known business people will participate.
  • This was mainly based around the activities of the East India Company, a large joint-stock company based in London.
  • He said Xinhua Bookstore intends to restructure itself into a joint-stock company.
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