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A portion or part of something that may be divided into components, such as a sum of money. A unit of stock that represents ownership in a corporation.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


n. 1) a portion of a benefit from a trust, estate, claim or business usually in equal division (or a specifically stated fraction) with others ("to my three daughters, in equal shares"). 2) a portion of ownership interest in a corporation, represented by a stock certificate stating the number of shares of an issue of the corporation's stock.

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SHARE. A portion of anything. Sometimes shares are equal, at other times they are unequal.
     2. In companies and corporations the whole of the capital stock is usually divided into equal proportions called shares. Shares in public companies have sometimes been held to be real estate, but most usually they are considered as personal property. Wordsw. Jo. Sto. Co. ch. 1 P, p. 288. 3. The proportion which descends to one of several children from his ancestor, is called a share. The term share and share alike, signifies in equal proportions. See Perpart.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Within 1 month of the launch, enhancements were being rolled out in rapid succession: the capability to send documents wirelessly to Kindle, then an iPad application, followed by the ability to share folders with colleagues internally within a firm, and now, the ability to share those folders across organizations with corporate clients and co-counsel.
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This means that they can be used to not only share folders and drives, but also to share more exotic resources, such as printers.