controlling interest


: sufficient stock ownership in a corporation to exert control over policy

Examples of controlling interest in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to social media posts by Summerfest's American Family Insurance Amphitheater and information from Madison concert-promotion outfit FPC Live (Live Nation has a controlling interest in FPC's parent, Frank Productions), these Milwaukee concerts are included in the $25 ticket deal. Chris Foran, Journal Sentinel, 1 May 2024 Book-industry veterans Len Vlahos and his wife Kristen Gilligan acquired controlling interest in the business in 2017. Judith Kohler, The Denver Post, 17 June 2024 Liberty Global is buying a stake of Formula E from Warner Bros. Discovery, giving the media company controlling interest in the all-electric version of the motorsport. Brendan Kelly, Variety, 13 June 2024 Redstone is likely now to considered a simple sale of her controlling interest. Jill Goldsmith, Deadline, 12 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for controlling interest 

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Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of controlling interest was in 1833

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“Controlling interest.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

controlling interest

see interest sense 1

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