[kraws-oh-ner-ship, kros-]


ownership of two or more similar or related businesses, as communications media, especially in the same locality: to forbid cross-ownership of newspapers and TV or radio stations in the same city.

Nearby words

  1. cross-multiply,
  2. cross-national,
  3. cross-nodal,
  4. cross-out,
  5. cross-over,
  6. cross-party,
  7. cross-patch,
  8. cross-ply,
  9. cross-ply tire,
  10. cross-pollinate

Origin of cross-ownership

First recorded in 1970–75 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019