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parent company

noun [C]
 
 
( also parent) FINANCE
a company that owns one or more other companies: The parent company's stock price has dropped almost by half. Minnwest is the parent company of five community banks. The subsidiary has issued shares that are guaranteed by its parent.
Translations of “parent company”
in Chinese (Traditional) 母公司,總公司…
in Russian компания-учредитель…
in Turkish ana şirket, asıl kuruluş…
in Chinese (Simplified) 母公司,总公司…
in Polish spółka dominująca…
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