holding company
holding company see company

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

holding company
index corporation, firm

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


holding company
A company may own one or more other companies which are its subsidiaries. The relationship between parent and subsidiary depends on majority control of the voting rights of shares or the ability to appoint the majority of directors. The precise definition is in section 736 of the Companies Act 1985.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


holding company
n.
A company that exists solely to own the stock of or manage the affairs of another company.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


holding company
a company that controls, usually through a majority shareholding, another company or companies.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


holding company
A company, usually a corporation, that owns and controls other companies.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

holding company
Also known as a parent company (parent). A company which either:
Holds the majority of voting rights in another company, or
Is a member of another company and has the right to appoint or remove a majority of its board of directors; or
Is a member of another company and controls alone, under an agreement with other shareholders or members, a majority of the voting rights in that company.
(Section 736, Companies Act 1985.)
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


holding company
A corporation that limits its business to the ownership of stock in and the supervision of management of other corporations.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


holding company
A corporation that limits its business to the ownership of stock in and the supervision of management of other corporations.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

holding company
n.
   a company, usually a corporation, which is created to own the stock of other corporations, thereby often controlling the management and policies of all of them.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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