Simple Definition of controlling
: having a need to control other people's behavior
: having the power to control how something is managed or done
: giving someone the power to control how something is managed or done
Examples of controlling in a sentence
She is very strict and controlling.
The larger bank remained the controlling party when it took over the smaller banks.
He paid over 40 million dollars for a controlling interest in the company.
First Known Use of controlling
Legal Definition of controlling
1a : exercising domination or influence <the controlling principles of law> b : dispositive <judgment debtor's stipulation to pay a specified amount is not controlling — J. H. Friedenthal et al.>
2 : having controlling interest <controlling shareholders>
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