Meaning of “blocking minority” in the English Dictionary

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"blocking minority" in Business English

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blocking minoritynoun [ C ]

uk us also blocking stake FINANCE, STOCK MARKET

someone who has a blocking minority in a company owns enough of that company's shares to prevent other companies buying or controlling it:

They talked about pooling their stakes to form a 25% blocking minority should an unwanted bidder appear.

(Definition of “blocking minority” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)