share·hold·er | \ ˈsher-ˌhōl-dər \

Definition of shareholder 

: one that holds or owns a share in property especially : stockholder

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shareholding \ˈsher-ˌhōl-diŋ \ noun

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Several storylines could emerge out of SeaWorld’s next meeting with shareholders. Gabrielle Russon,, "How will Disney, Universal, SeaWorld perform financially this summer?," 12 July 2018 Both Fox and Disney have scheduled special shareholder meetings for July 27 in New York to approve the cash-and-stock deal to sell $71 billion in Fox assets to Disney. Bob Fernandez,, "Comcast boosts Sky bid to $34M, topping Fox offer in global standoff," 11 July 2018 There is no guarantee any of the investors will ultimately vote no; Dell is meeting with shareholders now to try to gain their support. Cara Lombardo, WSJ, "BlackRock, Other Big Investors Have Misgivings About Dell Offer," 10 July 2018 The proposal followed the Parkland shooting, and much of the shareholder meeting was dedicated to activists' comments about gun violence. Polly Mosendz,, "Gun control activism is risk to bottom line, gun maker says," 21 June 2018 The 101st Sony shareholder meeting was held on Tuesday morning, at which its board of directors was confirmed before the pay figures were filed with Japanese authorities as part of Sony Corp.'s financial disclosures. Gavin J. Blair, The Hollywood Reporter, "Former Sony CEO Kaz Hirai's Annual Pay Rose to $18.7M Thanks to $10.7M Retirement Bonus," 19 June 2018 His comments Monday echoed with shareholders as well as owners, with Tesla stock surging in after-hours trading. NBC News, "Despite spate of crashes using Autopilot, Musk promises fully autonomous cars by August," 12 June 2018 Alex recaps this week’s Tesla shareholder meeting, a shockingly drama-free, feel-good exercise from the sometimes-struggling electric car company. Aarian Marshall, WIRED, "This Week in the Future of Cars: It's Business Time," 10 June 2018 Per Deadline, Hastings defended the site's decision to renew the series during the company's annual meeting with shareholders. Rebecca Farley,, "Netflix CEO Has Strong Words For 13 Reasons Why Haters," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of shareholder

circa 1832, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shareholder was circa 1832

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English Language Learners Definition of shareholder

: someone who owns shares in a company or business



Legal Definition of shareholder 

: one that owns a share in a fund (as a mutual fund) or property especially : stockholder — see also derivative action, equity sense 4c, proxy contest

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