cross-own·​er·​ship ˈkrȯs-ˈō-nər-ˌship How to pronounce cross-ownership (audio)
: single ownership of two or more related businesses (such as a newspaper and a television station) that allows the owner to control competition

Examples of cross-ownership in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His son, Josh, oversees the Nuggets and Avalanche and has gotten more involved with the Rams now that the NFL has done away with its cross-ownership restrictions. Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times, 18 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cross-ownership was in 1969

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“Cross-ownership.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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