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Physical proof of ownership in a Corp.
Full Definition

The Physical evidence of ownership (or equity) in a corporation, measured in shares. Ownership of shares is demonstrated by stock certificates.

Another way to look at stock, is as your title to a corporation, where a stock certificate issued from a corporation is similar to a title issued for your car.  If you don't have stock in your corporation, you don't own it.

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