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English definition of “registered company”

registered company

noun [C]    
LAW, WORKPLACE in the UK, a company whose name is on the official records of the Registrar of Companies
LAW, STOCK MARKET, WORKPLACE in the US, a company whose name is on the official records of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and that is allowed to offer shares for sale
(Definition of registered company noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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