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stakeholder

noun [C]     /ˈsteɪkˌhəʊldər/ ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT,
an employee, investor, customer, etc. who is involved in or buys from a business and has an interest in its success: Corporate executives need to think about the whole business and how it creates value for customers and stakeholders. The bill faces opposition from a number of key stakeholders, including the California Chamber of Commerce.
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