Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English


English definition of “bearer form”

bearer form

a situation in which a bond , cheque , share , etc. is considered to be owned by anyone who presents it for payment or has it in their possession , rather than by a named person : Nevada and Wyoming are the only states that allow corporate stock to be held in bearer form , which means the stock belongs to whoever possesses it.
(Definition of bearer form noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of bearer form

Word of the Day

prenuptial agreement

an official document signed by two people before they get married that says what will happen to their possessions and/or children if they divorce (= officially stop being married)

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More