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- (business, fiance, law, Britain) A company with transferable ownership interests and limited shareholder liability.
- (business, finance, law, US) A company with transferable ownership interests and unlimited shareholder liability.
Note that there's a fundamental difference in the concept of joint-stock company in the US and UK.
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