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controlling interest

noun
  1. ownership of enough stock in a company to exert control over policy and management.
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Origin of controlling interest

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for controlling interest

controlling interest

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