Definition of shareholder in English:


Syllabification: share·hold·er
Pronunciation: /ˈSHe(ə)rˌhōldər


  • An owner of shares in a company.
    More example sentences
    • As rumours of a buyout surface once more, should shareholders sell or sit tight?
    • He is a property developer and a shareholder in and director of a number of companies.
    • He has shareholders to answer to, but that does not mean he foists his ideas on people.



Pronunciation: /-ˌhōldiNG/
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  • The issue of bonus shares is not regarded as value received if the individual shareholding is not increased.
  • It makes little sense to attempt to cap shareholding per se as a means of limiting control.
  • I would never be entirely sure as to the value of the shareholding.

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