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English definition of “share certificate”

share certificate

noun [C]
 
 
( also stock certificate) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a legal document that states the number and type of shares you own in a company: If you want to be able to sell your shares when trading begins, you should request a share certificate. Most brokers will not accept a dealing request from a small investor until the company has issued the share certificate.
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