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stakeholder

[steyk-hohl-der] /ˈsteɪkˌhoʊl dər/
noun
1.
the holder of the stakes of a wager.
2.
a person or group that has an investment, share, or interest in something, as a business or industry.
3.
Law. a person holding money or property to which two or more persons make rival claims.
Origin of stakeholder
1700-1710
1700-10; stake2 + holder
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  • In the midst of their rejoicing some one called for the stakeholders to share in the festivity.

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  • Chance is very well for betting-men, but will not do for the respectable betting-office keepers, who are the stakeholders.

  • On the day of the race the forenoon is spent in making bets, the managers acting as stakeholders.

British Dictionary definitions for stakeholders

stakeholder

/ˈsteɪkˌhəʊldə/
noun
1.
a person or group owning a significant percentage of a company's shares
2.
a person or group not owning shares in an enterprise but affected by or having an interest in its operations, such as the employees, customers, local community, etc
adjective
3.
of or relating to policies intended to allow people to participate in and benefit from decisions made by enterprises in which they have a stake: a stakeholder economy
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Word Origin and History for stakeholders

stakeholder

n.

1708, from stake (n.2) + agent noun from hold (v.).

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