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"shareholder" in British English

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shareholdernoun [C]

uk   /ˈʃeəˌhəʊl.dər/  us   /ˈʃerˌhoʊl.dɚ/ (US also stockholder)
a ​person who ​ownsshares 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 ​proposedmerger of the ​companies next ​week.

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

"shareholder" in American English

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shareholdernoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃerˌhoʊl·dər, ˈʃær-/
someone who ​ownsshares in a ​company
(Definition of shareholder from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shareholder" in Business English

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shareholdernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈʃeəˌhəʊldər/ (also stockholder) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
a ​person or ​organization that ​ownsshares in a ​company: Shareholders will be ​voting on the ​proposedmerger of the ​companies next week. Under the ​proposals, shareholders will receive a ​cashoffer of between 245p and 255p a ​share. It has not been ​demonstrated that good ​environmental and ​socialpracticescreatevalue 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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