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subsidiary company

noun
1.
a company whose controlling interest is owned by another company.
Origin of subsidiary company
1915-1920
1915-20
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  • A subsidiary company formed to handle that end would pay well in a few years when the place got going.

    The Land of Strong Men Arthur M. Chisholm
  • He is loyal to them in a rare way; he filled one subsidiary company full of them.

    The Fighting Chance Robert W. Chambers
  • "It's what is called a subsidiary company," said the Tennessee Shad.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
British Dictionary definitions for subsidiary company

subsidiary company

noun
1.
a company with at least half of its capital stock owned by another company
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