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Stock Appreciation Right

stock appreciation right n

: a form of deferred compensation that allows an employee to receive as a bonus the cash value of the appreciation of stock over a period of years and that defers taxation until paid


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.