preferred dividend
A payment of a corporation's profits to holders of preferred shares of stock. (See also: preferred stock)
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

preferred dividend
n.
   a payment of a corporation's profits to holders of preferred shares of stock.
   See also: preferred stock

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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