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record datenoun [C or S]

uk   us   FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
the ​officialdate on which a ​shareholder must own ​shares in ​order to receive ​dividendpayments on them or to ​vote at a ​shareholders' ​meeting: Each ​shareholder may ​cast one ​vote for each ​fullshare and a ​partialvote for each ​partialshare that they own on the ​recorddate, which is December 21, 2011.
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