stock option

noun

Definition of stock option

  1. 1 :  an option contract involving stock

  2. 2 :  a right granted by a corporation to officers or employees as a form of compensation that allows purchase of corporate stock at a fixed price usually within a specified period

First Known Use of stock option

1877


STOCK OPTION Defined for English Language Learners

stock option

noun

Definition of stock option for English Language Learners

  • : a right that is given by a company to an employee that lets the employee purchase stock in the company usually for a price that is lower than the normal price


Law Dictionary

stock option

  1. see option 3


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