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shareholder

noun [C] uk   /ˈʃeəˌhəʊl.dər/ us    /ˈʃerˌhoʊl.dɚ/ mainly UK (US usually 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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