Meaning of public limited company in English:

public limited company


Translate public limited company into Spanish


  • (in the UK) a company registered under the Companies Act (1980), with statutory minimum capital requirements and shares offered to the public subject to conditions of limited liability.

    ‘He must be the only chief executive of a public limited company in Ireland to sit in open plan space.’
    • ‘Under the rules of free-market capitalism and public limited companies, Glazer simply cannot be stopped.’
    • ‘In case of public limited companies, shareholders, who are counted as actual owners of the enterprises, also add to the list of losers.’
    • ‘Its long-held image of benevolent inefficiency has dogged it ever since it was incorporated into a public limited company.’
    • ‘Hopefully by the end of the year we will be established as a public limited company.’