preemptive right love

preemptive right


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The right of certain stockholders to maintain ownership of a constant percentage of a firm's stock. Such stockholders have the first opportunity to purchase new stock in the firm proportionate to the percentage of shares already held.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The right of shareholders to maintain a constant percentage of a company's shares by receiving a proportionate fraction of any new shares issued, thus preempting any dilution

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the right granting to shareholders the first opportunity to buy a new issue of stock; provides protection against dilution of the shareholder's ownership interest


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.