Also called stockowner. a holder or owner of stock in a corporation.
Australian. an owner of livestock, as a rancher.

1745–55; stock + holder Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
stockholder (ˈstɒkˌhəʊldə)
1.  an owner of corporate capital stock
2.  (Austral) a person who keeps livestock

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stockholders definition

The persons or corporations holding stock in a corporation.

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Example sentences
Its stockholders are its shareholders, and hold shares instead of stock in it.
Stockholders believed the prices would fall and rushed to sell.
But in his view, there's more to the venture than boosting his stockholders'
Under current law they have no obligation to reveal tax returns, and
  stockholders have no right to obtain them.
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