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interlocking directorate

a corporate directorate that includes one or more members who serve simultaneously in the directorates of other corporations. Unabridged
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  • By the system of interlocking directorates, the house of Krupp is in alliance with all centres of German finance.

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interlocking directorates

plural noun
boards of directors of different companies having sufficient members in common to ensure that the companies involved are under the same control
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