stock certificate


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

Examples of stock certificate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But Young Deer’s assistants sued him and his wife for lack of payment and for selling stock certificates without a permit. Angela Aleiss, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Oct. 2023 The tabloid press chronicled the entire romantic extravaganza, but that stock certificate is what people are still talking about. Rory Satran, WSJ, 5 Mar. 2021 Giving a young person a stock certificate can be a fun way to introduce them to investing, but in this digital era, many companies have phased out paper certificates. Dallas News, 8 Nov. 2020 Brokers are seeking permission from regulators to suspend some tasks that were developed during the era of paper stock certificates. Dave Michaels, WSJ, 28 Mar. 2020 Bankers there received a stack of stock certificates worth roughly $1 billion that Mr. Wexner wanted to deposit, according to two private-bank employees who were there. Emily Flitter, New York Times, 8 Aug. 2019 Liu adds the problem is unlikely to get cleared up soon, especially as, unlike stock certificates, many crypto assets are unique, and require extra effort from any would-be custodian that wants to store them. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 15 July 2019 Before McCartney played his concert at Lambeau Field last Saturday, Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy gave the former Beatle a stock certificate, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Jenna West,, 14 June 2019 Scripophily is the name of the hobby that includes old bond and stock certificates. Georgi Kantchev, WSJ, 6 Jan. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stock certificate was in 1863

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“Stock certificate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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stock certificate

: a formal legal document showing evidence of ownership of one or more shares of the stock of a corporation

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