Definition of joint-stock company in English:

joint-stock company

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noun

Finance
  • A company whose stock is owned jointly by the shareholders.
    More 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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