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stockholder

[stok-hohl-der]
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noun
  1. Also called stockowner. a holder or owner of stock in a corporation.
  2. Australian. an owner of livestock, as a rancher.
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Origin of stockholder

First recorded in 1745–55; stock + holder
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Examples from the Web for stockholders

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  • If you yourself were responsible to several hundred stockholders, what would you do?

    The Harbor

    Ernest Poole

  • Stockholders are complaining; directors are bewildered; bankers are frightened.

    The Railroad Question

    William Larrabee

  • Good of the business, rights of stockholders, all that sort of stuff; he rang the changes.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • The rivalry was beneficial to the public if not to the stockholders.

    Annals of Music in America

    Henry Charles Lahee

  • He had stockholders' money, and he plunged, it said, just before the panic.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown


British Dictionary definitions for stockholders

stockholder

noun
  1. an owner of corporate capital stock
  2. Australian a person who keeps livestock
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Derived Formsstockholding, noun
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Word Origin and History for stockholders

stockholder

n.

1753, from stock (n.2) + agent noun from hold.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

stockholders in Culture

stockholders

The persons or corporations holding stock in a corporation.

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