a holder or owner of shares, especially in a company or corporation.
Also called shareowner [shair-oh-ner] .

1785–95; share1 + holder

shareholding, noun
nonshareholder, noun Unabridged
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shareholder (ˈʃɛəˌhəʊldə)
the owner of one or more shares in a company

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Example sentences
Its stockholders are its shareholders, and hold shares instead of stock in it.
And those weren't publicly traded companies trying to placate shareholders,
  which might be an even tougher sell.
If you cap dividends, shareholders will be forced to reinvest the surplus
  capital in the same company.
He considers the shareholders could earn more by delocalising and paying lower
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