squeezeout

noun
squeeze·​out | \ ˈskwēz-ˌau̇t \

Legal Definition of squeezeout

: a corporate action or series of actions (as a refusal to declare dividends or the restricting of decision-making power in corporate governance) through which majority shareholders deprive minority shareholders of the benefit of stock ownership usually as part of an attempt to force sale of minority shares — compare freezeout

Note: Freezeout and squeezeout are sometimes used as synonyms.

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“Squeezeout.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/squeezeout. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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