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controlling interest

ownership of enough stock in a company to exert control over policy and management.
Origin of controlling interest
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • But the Khedive has the controlling interest, you know, and he's rather a ticklish customer.

    The Great Hunger Johan Bojer
  • He at once set about to buy a controlling interest in the stock.

    Hidden Treasures Harry A. Lewis
  • He would retain a controlling interest in the larger company and that would enable him to take care of his friends.

    Poor White Sherwood Anderson
  • Also it has a controlling interest in a number of smaller companies.

    The Amazing Argentine John Foster Fraser
  • I can buy a controlling interest in that company tomorrow, doctor.

    Gone Fishing James H. Schmitz
  • He only had ten dollars to invest, therefore I held the controlling interest.

    A Texas Cow Boy Chas. A. Siringo
British Dictionary definitions for controlling interest

controlling interest

a quantity of shares in a business that is sufficient to ensure control over its direction
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