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shareholder

[shair-hohl-der] /ˈʃɛərˌhoʊl dər/
noun
1.
a holder or owner of shares, especially in a company or corporation.
Also called shareowner
[shair-oh-ner] /ˈʃɛərˌoʊ nər/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of shareholder
1785-1795
1785-95; share1 + holder
Related forms
shareholding, noun
nonshareholder, noun
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shareholder

/ˈʃɛəˌhəʊldə/
noun
1.
the owner of one or more shares in a company
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Word Origin and History for shareholder
n.

c.1830, from share (n.1) in the financial sense + agent noun from hold (v.).

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