Meaning of “share certificate” in the English Dictionary

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"share certificate" in Business English

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share certificatenoun [ C ]

uk us 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.

(Definition of “share certificate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)