share·​hold·​er | \ ˈsher-ˌhōl-dər How to pronounce shareholder (audio) \

Definition of shareholder

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

Other Words from shareholder

shareholding \ ˈsher-​ˌhōl-​diŋ How to pronounce shareholder (audio) \ noun

Examples of shareholder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Today's shareholder vote was the last remaining approval Twitter needed for the Musk deal, but the bigger question is what will happen at the upcoming trial at Delaware Court of Chancery. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 13 Sep. 2022 The shareholder vote is one of the final steps needed to close the deal, which Musk is now fighting to get out of in court. Clare Duffy, CNN, 13 Sep. 2022 The result of today’s shareholder vote was predictable, in that investors had only two real options: make money or lose money. Scott Nover, Quartz, 13 Sep. 2022 The potential partner, Digital World Acquisition Corp. (DWAC), on Thursday postponed a shareholder vote to extend by a year a deadline to close its merger with Trump's company and release funds to pay its bills. CBS News, 9 Sep. 2022 Digital World Acquisition had scheduled a meeting Tuesday to announce the outcome of the shareholder vote to extend the deadline for completing the merger by another year., 6 Sep. 2022 Three or six months might not be enough time, because the SPAC and social-media firm would have to go through an extended process of regulatory filings and SEC responses before a separate shareholder vote could be held on the deal. Amrith Ramkumar, WSJ, 6 Sep. 2022 While experts say the Spirit shareholder vote should pass, JetBlue is expected to face regulatory hurdles. Amanda Maile, ABC News, 29 July 2022 Spirit had terminated merger talks with Frontier, another low-budget carrier, moments before it was expected to announce the results of a shareholder vote. Aaron Gregg, Washington Post, 28 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of shareholder

circa 1832, in the meaning defined above

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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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shareholding adjective or noun

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