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1 : a portion belonging to, due to, or due from an individual [a joint tortfeasor is liable for her of the damages]
: the part allotted or belonging to one of a number owning together any property or interest [the of a joint tenant] [his passed to his widow]
2 a : any of the equal interests into which ownership of something (as a fund) is divided
: any of the equal interests or rights into which the entire capital stock of a corporation is divided
b : a certificate representing such a share
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.