shareholder

noun share·hold·er \ ˈsher-ˌhōl-dər \
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of shareholder

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

shareholding

play \ˈsher-ˌhōl-diŋ\ noun

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First Known Use of shareholder

circa 1832

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SHAREHOLDER Defined for English Language Learners

shareholder

Definition of shareholder for English Language Learners

  • : someone who owns shares in a company or business


Law Dictionary

shareholder

noun share·hold·er

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 4c, proxy contest

shareholding

adjective or noun


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