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English definition of “wholly-owned subsidiary”

wholly-owned subsidiary

noun [C]     FINANCE
a company whose shares are all owned by another company: Under terms of the merger agreement, Learning Co. will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Broderbund. → See also partly-owned subsidiary
(Definition of wholly-owned subsidiary noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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