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English definition of “majority interest”

majority interest

noun [C or U]    
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a situation in which one person or organization owns more shares in a company than any other shareholder, and enough to be in control of the company: acquire/buy/hold a majority interest in sth The consortium has just acquired a majority interest in a healthcare services group. → See also controlling interest → Compare minority interest
(Definition of majority interest noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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