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ownership

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈəʊnəʃɪp/
the state or fact of owning something: under sb's ownership The business has been under the same ownership for 44 years.home/property ownership The spiralling cost of housing has pushed home ownership beyond the reach of many people.share/stock ownership The organization promotes wider share ownership.take/acquire/retain ownership of sth Earlier this year the group took 51% ownership of the financial services unit. State-owned railways were taken into private ownership.
the fact of taking responsibility for an idea or problem: We need someone to take ownership of the issue.
→  See also absolute ownership , beneficial ownership , common ownership , cross-media ownership , cross-ownership , employee ownership , foreign ownership , fractional ownership , full ownership , joint ownership , majority ownership , minority ownership , partial ownership , part ownership , public ownership
Translations of “ownership”
in Korean 소유권…
in Arabic مِلكِيّة…
in Portuguese propriedade…
in Catalan propietat…
in Japanese 所有権…
in Italian proprietà…
in Chinese (Traditional) 所有權, 物主身份, 擁有…
in Chinese (Simplified) 所有权, 物主身份, 拥有…
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