Definition of Capital stock

1. Noun. The maximum number of shares authorized under the terms of a corporation's articles of incorporation.

Exact synonyms: Authorized Shares, Authorized Stock
Generic synonyms: Stock

2. Noun. The book value of the outstanding shares of a corporation.
Generic synonyms: Book Value

Definition of Capital stock

1. Noun. (legal accounting) The total amount of common and preferred stock (shares) that a company can issue. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Capital Stock

capital of Zimbabwe
capital of the Bahamas
capital of the Dominican Republic
capital of the Philippines
capital of the Russian Federation
capital of the Ukraine
capital of the United Kingdom
capital of the United States
capital of the world
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capital operation
capital punishment
capital punishments
capital ship
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capital stock (current term)
capital surplus
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Literary usage of Capital stock

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report by Florida Office of Secretary of State (1909)
"Return of President increasing capital stock from $1.2,- 000.00 to ... Affidavit of Treasurer that all of the capital stock has been subscribed and paid. ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1916)
"The amount of the fee is graduated according to the amount of the issued capital stock "used in Kansas." The minimum annual fee is $10, when the issued ..."

3. 20th Century Bookkeeping and Accounting: A Treatise on Modern Bookkeeping by James Williams Baker (1918)
"As a rule two entries are necessary, one to enter on the books the capital stock authorized by the charter, and the other to open accounts with the property ..."

4. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1912)
"1895: 4. reduction of capital stock of certain (AR secy, state 1890 (p. 447)— 1893. Recommendation of last year renewed, that statute authorizing change In ..."

5. The Truth about the Trusts: A Description and Analysis of the American Trust by John Moody (1904)
"Bradley Fertilizer Company, capital stock $400000, located at Boston, Mass., and Los Angeles, Cal. The Chemical Company of Canton, capital stock $100000, ..."

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