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.

1700–10; stake2 + holder Unabridged
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stakeholder (ˈsteɪkˌhəʊldə)
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
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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Example sentences
These stakeholders realize the current financing structure is antiquated and
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
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