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English definition of “white knight”

white knight

noun [C]    
a person or organization that saves a company from financial difficulties or from a takeover by putting money into the company or by buying itMergers and takeoversTraders, merchants and entrepreneursPeople who sell thingsPeople who buy things
(Definition of white knight noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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