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noun squeeze·out \ˈskwēz-ˌau̇t\

Legal Definition of squeezeout

  1. :  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

Additional Notes on squeezeout

Freezeout and squeezeout are sometimes used as synonyms.

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a brief usually trivial fact

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