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[shair-hohl-der] /ˈʃɛərˌhoʊl dər/
a holder or owner of shares, especially in a company or corporation.
Also called shareowner
[shair-oh-ner] /ˈʃɛərˌoʊ nər/ (Show IPA)
1785-95; share1 + holder
Related forms
shareholding, noun
nonshareholder, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples for shareholder
  • Rarely does a corporate world view seek an equitable balance between shareholder, customer and employee.
  • The essential mission of all for profit companies is to maximum shareholder wealth.
  • The fallacy of shareholder primacy then becomes evident when customers and workers migrate to other firms following such cuts.
  • shareholder value should continue to be seen as the critical measure of business success.
  • Until late last year the dealmaking had been safely consigned to the annals of shareholder-value destruction.
  • shareholder returns over the entire cycle look a lot worse when the failures are included.
  • Companies with no family controlling shareholder, to be sure, will be expected to propose more qualified candidates.
  • The concern is that companies are overpaying in response to shareholder demand for rising returns.
  • Because business people are motivated by profits and shareholder wealth, they are never happy.
  • Last week he presided over a power shift that irreversibly gave control of his company to one minority shareholder.
British Dictionary definitions for shareholder


the owner of one or more shares in a company
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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