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shareholder

[shair-hohl-der]
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noun
  1. a holder or owner of shares, especially in a company or corporation.
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Origin of shareholder

First recorded in 1785–95; share1 + holder
Also called share·own·er [shair-oh-ner] /ˈʃɛərˌoʊ nər/.
Related formsshare·hold·ing, nounnon·share·hold·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-shareholder

shareholder

noun
  1. the owner of one or more shares in a company
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Word Origin and History for non-shareholder

shareholder

n.

c.1830, from share (n.1) in the financial sense + agent noun from hold (v.).

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