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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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  • We should like to know what chance there is of our getting a controlling interest in the mine.

    A Woman Intervenes Robert Barr
  • He at once set about to buy a controlling interest in the stock.

    Hidden Treasures

    Harry A. Lewis
  • Mind you, I do not say you own all this, but that you exercise a controlling interest.

    Theft Jack London
  • He owns the controlling interest in the Golden Rule Cannery besides.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • 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
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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