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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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  • I have been interested in a number of breweries as a stockholder.

  • Who that stockholder was we did not know until that day of the meeting at our office.

    Cap'n Warren's Wards

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • He was only a stockholder, and a smaller stockholder than once.

    On the Stairs

    Henry B. Fuller

  • Unless he changed his mind about Jennie, he was not a stockholder.

    Jennie Gerhardt

    Theodore Dreiser

  • It is of a necessity that the stockholder should remain tranquil.


British Dictionary definitions for stockholder

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 stockholder

n.

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

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