[ stok-hohl-der ]
/ ˈstɒkˌhoʊl dər /


Also called stockowner. a holder or owner of stock in a corporation.
Australian. an owner of livestock, as a rancher.

Origin of stockholder

First recorded in 1745–55; stock + holder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for stockholders

/ (ˈstɒkˌhəʊldə) /


an owner of corporate capital stock
Australian a person who keeps livestock

Derived forms of stockholder

stockholding, noun
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Cultural definitions for stockholders


The persons or corporations holding stock in a corporation.

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