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plc

noun [C] uk (also PLC)   /ˌpiː.elˈsiː/ us  
abbreviation for public limited company: a British company whose shares can be bought and sold by the public and whose debts are limited if it fails financially: J Sainsbury plcBusinesses and enterprises
(Definition of plc from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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