stakeholder

noun stake·hold·er \ ˈstāk-ˌhōl-dər \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of stakeholder

1 : a person entrusted with the stakes of bettors
2 : one that has a stake in an enterprise
3 : one who is involved in or affected by a course of action

stakeholding

play \ˈstāk-ˌhōl-diŋ\ noun

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First Known Use of stakeholder

1708

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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STAKEHOLDER Defined for English Language Learners

stakeholder

Definition of stakeholder for English Language Learners

  • : a person or business that has invested money in something (such as a company)

  • : a person who holds the money that people have bet on something and then gives it to the winner


Law Dictionary

stakeholder

noun stake·hold·er \ ˈstāk-ˌhōl-dər \

legal Definition of stakeholder

1 : a person holding property or owing an obligation that is claimed by two or more adverse claimants and who has no claim to or interest in the property or obligation
2 : a person having an interest or share in a commercial undertaking


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