Define: Shareholders

UK Accounting Glossary

Definition: Shareholders

Quick Summary of Shareholders

Owners of a limited liability company.

What is the dictionary definition of Shareholders?

Dictionary Definition

A shareholder is an individual or institution that legally owns one or more shares of stock in a public or private corporation. Shareholders may be referred to as members of a corporation.


Full Definition of Shareholders


Examples of Shareholders in a sentence

The government still acts as a majority shareholder within the industry.
He’s the Managing Director as well as a major shareholder in Payroll Heaven.
Employee loyalty makes for customer loyalty and shareholder loyalty.
It’s often agreed that salaries should be performance-related and subject to shareholder control.
It also served to widen our shareholder base significantly.
The Bank will report stock losses and dividends next month at the annual shareholder meeting.
In this instance no shareholder is permitted to own more than a tenth of the company.
Such a drastic measure would normally require independent shareholder approval but in this case that necessity has been waived.

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Modern Language Association (MLA):
Shareholders. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. November 17, 2019
Chicago Manual of Style (CMS):
Shareholders. Payroll & Accounting Heaven Ltd. (accessed: November 17, 2019).
American Psychological Association (APA):
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This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.