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[steyk-hohl-der] /ˈsteɪkˌhoʊl dər/
the holder of the stakes of a wager.
a person or group that has an investment, share, or interest in something, as a business or industry.
Law. a person holding money or property to which two or more persons make rival claims.
Origin of stakeholder
1700-10; stake2 + holder Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for stakeholders
  • These stakeholders realize the current financing structure is antiquated and inefficient.
  • The various stakeholders participate in well-defined parts of the process.
  • Short-term, shallow engagement by stakeholders can only drive short-term, marginal responses.
  • We have to give those stakeholders new reasons to turn on, engage, and transform.
  • Because there is more demand than supply, he said, it will take time for stakeholders to make discerning choices.
  • River managers must consider the needs of all the current and future stakeholders.
  • Our tools have now allowed social networks to get involved, and be stakeholders.
  • Build capacity among stakeholders to manage and implement malaria control programs.
  • Here are some of the reactions coming in from various experts and stakeholders in the debate.
  • In other ways, the gathering disappointed, in particular by the absence of some important stakeholders.
British Dictionary definitions for stakeholders


a person or group owning a significant percentage of a company's shares
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
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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for stakeholders



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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