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controlling interestnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
if someone has a ​controllinginterest in a ​company, they own enough ​shares in it to ​control its ​management: have/own/hold a controlling interest (in sth) The ​groupholds a 52% ​controllinginterest in the new ​telecommunicationscompany.buy/sell a controlling interest Last ​year the ​formerCEOsold his ​controllinginterest for more than one ​billiondollars.
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