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controlling

adjective

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of controlling

  1. :  inclined to control others' behavior :  domineering

Examples of controlling in a sentence

  1. She is very strict and controlling.

  2. The larger bank remained the controlling party when it took over the smaller banks.

  3. He paid over 40 million dollars for a controlling interest in the company.



1974

First Known Use of controlling

1974


Law Dictionary

controlling

adjective

Legal Definition of controlling

  1. 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. 2 :  having controlling interest <controlling shareholders>





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