stock option
stock option see option 3

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

stock option
n.
The right to buy stock at a predetermined price, usually better than market price, during a specified period, offered as incentive or compensation to employees and managers of a company.

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


stock option
The right to purchase stock in the future at a price set at the time the option is granted (by sale or as compensation by the corporation). To actually obtain the shares of stock the owner of the option must exercise the option by paying the agreed upon price and requesting issuance of the shares.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

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

stock option
n.
   the right to purchase stock in the future at a price set at the time the option is granted (by sale or as compensation by the corporation). To actually obtain the shares of stock the owner of the option must "exercise" the option by paying the agreed upon price and requesting issuance of the shares.
   See also: option, share, stock

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • stock option — stock options N COUNT A stock option is an opportunity for the employees of a company to buy shares at a special price. [AM, BUSINESS] He made a huge profit from the sale of shares purchased in January under the company s stock option program.… …   English dictionary

  • stock option — ☆ stock option n. an option, as a call or put, to buy or sell stock at a specified price within a specified time, specif., such an option offered to an employee by a company to buy its stock for less than the market price …   English World dictionary

  • stock option — stock .option n [C usually plural] AmE ↑stock that a company offers to sell to an ↑employee at a price that is lower than the usual price …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stock option — stock ,option noun count AMERICAN an opportunity to buy SHARES in the company that you work for …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Stock option — Une stock option (ou stock option) est une forme de rémunération versée par une entreprise généralement cotée en bourse. Il s agit d une option d achat (call) dont l actif sous jacent est l action de l entreprise concernée. Ainsi, ce système… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stock option — an option giving the holder, usually an officer or employee, the right to buy stock of the issuing corporation at a specific price within a stated period. [1940 45] * * * Contractual agreement entitling the holder to buy or sell a share of stock… …   Universalium

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