- blocking minority ˈblocking miˌnority noun [countable usually singular] FINANCEif someone has a blocking minority, they own a large number of shares in a company, and they therefore have the power to prevent other companies from buying or taking control of it
* * *blocking minority UK US noun [C] (also blocking stake) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET► someone who has a blocking minority in a company owns enough of that company's shares to prevent other companies buying or controlling it: »
They talked about pooling their stakes to form a 25% blocking minority should an unwanted bidder appear.
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minority — mi‧nor‧i‧ty I added this because majority is in. [maɪˈnɒrti ǁ mˈnɔːr , ˈnɑːr ] noun [singular] less than half of the people or things in a particular group: minority of • He insists that only a minority of workers at the factory want the union … Financial and business terms
blocking stake — UK US noun [C] ► FINANCE, STOCK MARKET BLOCKING MINORITY(Cf. ↑blocking minority) … Financial and business terms
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