1. The state or quality of being just and fair. 2. Ownership interest in a corporation, property, or another asset, usually calculated as the value of the holding after subtracting any debt or liabilities. 3. Shares of stock. 4. The value of a brand’s reputation. 5. Representing an ownership interest: an equity stake. 6. Subordinated to all other claims on income, earnings, or assets.
Freedom is the ability to make choices and to carry them out. For people to have complete freedom there must be no restrictions on how you think, speak or act. You must be aware of what your choices are and the power to decide among those choices. You must have the means and the opportunity to think, speak and act without being controlled by anyone else. 1. A state in which somebody is able to act and live as he or she chooses, without being subject to any undue restraints and restrictions. 2. Release or rescue from being physically bound, or from being confined, enslaved, captured, or imprisoned. 3. An individual’s right to rule himself or herself, without interference from or domination by another person or power. 4. The right to speak or act without restriction, interference, or fear. 5. The state of being unaffected by, or not subject to, something unpleasant or unwanted. 6. The ability to move easily without being limited by something such as tight clothing or lack of space. 7. The right to use or occupy a place and treat it as your own. 8. Citizenship of a town or city, together with special privileges, formally awarded to somebody as an honor. 9. Openness and friendliness in speech or behavior. 10.Overconfidence, over-familiarity, or a lack of proper restraint or decorum. 11. The ability to exercise free will and make choices independently of any external determining force.
The ownership of a corporation is partitioned into shares. A business may declare different types (or classes) of shares, each having distinctive ownership rules, privileges, or share values. Common stock typically has voting rights that can be exercised in corporate decisions. Preferred stock typically does not have voting rights but is legally entitled to receive a certain level of dividend payments before any dividends can be issued to other shareholders. Convertible preferred stock is preferred stock that includes an option for the holder to convert the preferred shares into a fixed number of common shares, usually anytime after a predetermined date. Additional shares may subsequently be authorized by the existing shareholders and issued by the company. Ownership of shares may be documented by issuance of a stock certificate. A stock certificate is a legal document that specifies the number of shares owned by the shareholder, and other specifics of the shares, such as the par value if any or the class of the shares.
1. Many valuable possessions; much money or property; riches. Prosperity, fortune. 2. The condition of having wealth; great material prosperity; affluence. 3. All things that have money value; resources. 4. All material things that are capable of or adaptable to satisfying human wants, and are or can be made subject to ownership. 5. All such material things, and qualities or attributes of man, such as health or intelligence, that increases his ability to produce. 6. According to R. Buckminster Fuller, the number of days you can survive without working for money, while still maintaining your same standard of living.