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English definition of “daughter company”

daughter company

noun [C]    
a company that is completely or partly owned by another company: They have a daughter company in Bulgaria. → Compare subsidiary
(Definition of daughter company noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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