stock certificate
n.
A document that indicates that its holder has an ownership interest in a corporation.

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


stock certificate
A printed document proving ownership of shares of a corporation. A certificate states the name of the corporation, the state and date of incorporation, the number of shares of stock that the certificate represents, the registered number of the certificate, the name of the shareholder, and the date of issuance. The certificate is signed by authorized officers of the corporation.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

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

stock certificate
n.
   printed document which states the name, incorporation state, date of incorporation, the registered number of the certificate, the number of shares of stock in a corporation the certificate represents, the name of the shareholder, the date of issuance and the number of shares authorized in the particular issue of stock, signed by the president and secretary of the corporation (or with facsimile signatures). On the reverse side of the certificate is a form for transfer of the certificate to another person. After transfer the new owner should register the change of ownership with the corporation.
   See also: corporation, share, stock

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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