subscription rights
n.
The right of a person who already holds shares in a corporation to buy at a favorable price additional shares of the same type of stock.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


subscription rights
n. The contractual right of a shareholder in a corporation to buy additional shares of stock of the same kind that she currently holds if and when such are issued by the corporation, before that stock is offered to the general public.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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