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[kraws-oh-ner-ship, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈoʊ nərˌʃɪp, ˈkrɒs-/
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.
Origin of cross-ownership
1970-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We understand that such cross-ownership is common in the wireless telecommunications industry.
  • The rule relates to the cross-ownership of broadcast stations and newspapers within a designated market area.
  • cross-ownership means that a collapsing trust can put an entire chaebol at risk.
Contemporary definitions for cross-ownership

the single ownership of two or more related companies so that the owner controls the competition's 21st Century Lexicon
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