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A cash payment financed by profits that is designated by a company's board of directors to be distributed among stockholders.
A portion of the principal, or profits, divided among several owners of a thing.
The term is usually applied to the division of the profits arising out of bank or other stocks; or to the division among the creditors, of the elects of an insolvent estate.
In another sense, according to some old authorities, it signifies one part of an indenture.