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preference shares

  

      pl n     (Brit. and Austral)   shares representing part of the capital issued by a company and entitling their holders to priority with respect to both net profit and net assets. Preference shares usually carry a definite rate of dividend that is generally lower than that declared on ordinary shares,   (U.S. and Canadian name)    preferred stock      Compare       ordinary shares       preferred ordinary shares  
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preference  
      n  
1    the act of preferring  
2    something or someone preferred  
3      (Law)  
a    the settling of the claims of one or more creditors before or to the exclusion of those of the others  
b    a prior right to payment, as of a dividend or share in the assets of a company in the event of liquidation  
4      (International trade)   the granting of favour or precedence to particular foreign countries, as by levying differential tariffs  


liquidity preference  
      n     (Economics)   the desire to hold money rather than other assets, in Keynsian theory based on motives of transactions, precaution, and speculation  
preference shares  
      pl n     (Brit. and Austral)   shares representing part of the capital issued by a company and entitling their holders to priority with respect to both net profit and net assets. Preference shares usually carry a definite rate of dividend that is generally lower than that declared on ordinary shares,   (U.S. and Canadian name)    preferred stock      Compare       ordinary shares       preferred ordinary shares  

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preference

  
1    bag     (slang)   choice, cup of tea     (informal)   desire, election, favourite, first choice, option, partiality, pick, predilection, selection, top of the list  
2    advantage, favoured treatment, favouritism, first place, precedence, pride of place, priority  

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exp.
share ideas based on a similar experience
[Fig.] E.g.: They were both going through a divorce, so they met to compare notes.
n.
a group selfie ; a picture taken by one person next to other people, usually to share it through social media
[Slang] comes from the combination of "selfie" and "us"
v.
to overshare is to share too much intimate information with somebody
"sorry, have I overshared?"
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
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