public company

a company that has more than 50 shareholders and whose shares are offered for public subscription. Cf. private company.

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ˌpublic ˈcompany [public company] (also ˌpublic ˌlimited ˈcompany) (both BrE) (NAmE ˌpublic corpoˈration) noun (abbr. plc, PLC)
a company that sells shares in itself to the public

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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