shareholder
share·hold·er n: one that owns a share in a fund (as a mutual fund) or property; esp: stockholder see also derivative action, equity 4c, proxy contest
share·hold·ing adj or n

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

shareholder
I noun investor, owner, property owner, stockholder, stockholder of record, stockowner associated concepts: shareholder action, shareholder's derivative suit II index contributor (contributor), member (individual in a group), participant

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


shareholder
The units of economic value of a company to which are attached rights to vote and to participate in dividends and capital distributions of the company. Each share has a nominal capital value usually ₤1, which is paid into the company on issue.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.


shareholder
n.
A person who owns shares of stock; synonymous with stockholder

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


shareholder
See shares.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


shareholder
An owner of a corporation whose ownership interest is represented by shares of stock in the corporation. The benefits of being a shareholder include the right to vote for members of the board of directors, to receive dividends if approved by the board of directors, to participate in a division of assets the upon dissolution and winding up of the corporation, and to bring a derivative action (lawsuit) if the corporation is poorly managed. A shareholder's rights may be limited by a buy-sell agreement. Also called a stockholder.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


shareholder
n. A person who owns one or more shares of stock in a joint-stock company or a corporation. Synonymous with stockholder.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

shareholder
n.
   the owner of one or more shares of stock in a corporation, commonly also called a "stockholder." The benefits of being a shareholder include receiving dividends for each share as determined by the board of directors, the right to vote (except for certain preferred shares) for members of the board of directors, to bring a derivative action (lawsuit) if the corporation is poorly managed, and to participate in the division of value of assets upon dissolution and winding up of the corporation, if there is any value. A shareholder should have his/her name registered with the corporation, but may hold a stock certificate which has been signed over to him/her. Before registration the new shareholder may not be able to cast votes represented by the shares.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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