controlling interest


noun

ownership of enough stock in a company to exert control over policy and management.

Nearby words

  1. controlled ventilation,
  2. controlled-release,
  3. controller,
  4. controlling,
  5. controlling image,
  6. controversal,
  7. controversary,
  8. controverse,
  9. controversial,
  10. controversy

Origin of controlling interest

First recorded in 1920–25

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British Dictionary definitions for controlling interest

controlling interest

noun

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