stock certificate

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Definition of stock certificate 

: an instrument evidencing ownership of one or more shares of the stock of a corporation

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In April, hundreds of startups raised venture capital through conventional offerings along with distributing stock certificates to investors. Tomio Geron, WSJ, "Tokenized Equity Brings New Way to Raise Capital, But Questions Remain," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of stock certificate

1863, in the meaning defined above

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