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  1. public limited company(Noun)

    A publicly traded limited liability company in the United Kingdom and some other jurisdictions.

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  1. Public limited company

    A public limited company is a kind of public company in the United Kingdom, some Commonwealth jurisdictions, and the Republic of Ireland. It is a limited company whose shares are freely sold and traded to the public, with a minimum share capital of £50,000 and the letters PLC after its name. Similar companies in the United States are called publicly traded companies. A PLC can be either an unlisted or listed company on the stock exchanges. In the United Kingdom, a public limited company usually must include the words "public limited company" or the abbreviation "PLC" or "plc" at the end and as part of the legal company name. Welsh companies may instead choose to end their names with ccc, an abbreviation for cwmni cyfyngedig cyhoeddus. However, some public limited companies incorporated under special legislation are exempted from bearing any of the identifying suffixes.

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