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parent company

noun
1.
a corporation or other business enterprise that owns controlling interests in one or more subsidiary companies (distinguished from holding company).
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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British Dictionary definitions for parent-company

parent company

noun
1.
a company that owns more than half the shares of another company
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