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shareholdernoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃeəˌhəʊl.dər/ us   /ˈʃerˌhoʊl.dɚ/ US also stockholder
a person who owns shares in a company and therefore gets part of the company's profits and the right to vote on how the company is controlled: Shareholders will be voting on the proposed merger of the companies next week.

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(Definition of shareholder from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shareholdernoun [C]

us   /ˈʃerˌhoʊl·dər, ˈʃær-/
someone who owns shares in a company
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shareholdernoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃeəˌhəʊldər/ us   also stockholder FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a person or organization that owns shares in a company: Shareholders will be voting on the proposed merger of the companies next week. Under the proposals, shareholders will receive a cash offer of between 245p and 255p a share. It has not been demonstrated that good environmental and social practices create value for shareholders, but it is clear that bad ones can destroy it.
(Definition of shareholder from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shareholder”
in Arabic حامِل أسهُم…
in Korean 주주…
in Portuguese acionista…
in Catalan accionista…
in Japanese 株主…
in Chinese (Simplified) 股票持有人,股东…
in Turkish hissedar…
in Russian акционер…
in Chinese (Traditional) 股票持有人,股東…
in Italian azionista…
in Polish akcjonariusz/ka, udziałowiec…
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