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the total stock authorized or issued by a corporation.
the book value of the outstanding shares of a corporation, including retained earnings and amounts paid in by stockholders.
Historical Examples

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 7 Various

the par value of the total share capital that a company is authorized to issue
the total physical capital existing in an economy at any moment of time


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