stakeholder

play
noun stake·hold·er \ˈstāk-ˌhōl-dər\

Definition of stakeholder

  1. 1 :  a person entrusted with the stakes of bettors

  2. 2 :  one that has a stake in an enterprise

  3. 3 :  one who is involved in or affected by a course of action

stakeholding

play \-diŋ\ noun

Recent Examples of stakeholder from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'stakeholder.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of stakeholder

1708


STAKEHOLDER Defined for English Language Learners

stakeholder

play
noun

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

play
noun stake·hold·er \ˈstāk-ˌhōl-dər\

Legal Definition of stakeholder

  1. 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. 2 :  a person having an interest or share in a commercial undertaking



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up stakeholder? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to plunder or ravage

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time-traveler-quiz-which-word-came-first
  • Which came first?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!