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majority stake

noun [C]    
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET the right to control a company because you own a group of shares that together are more than any other shareholder has: majority stake in sth The German telecommunications giant is reported to be in talks regarding the sale of majority stakes in its cable TV network. The website received major investment from an Indian IT firm in return for a majority stake.buy/sell/acquire a majority stake A Scottish-based buses and trains operator is currently trying to buy a majority stake in a Dutch public transport group.have/hold/own a majority stake They will have a majority stake in the new parent company.keep/retain/take a majority stake Belgium's government intends to retain a majority stake in its country's dominant telecoms operator.
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(Definition of majority stake noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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