parent company

parent company
a corporation or other business enterprise that owns controlling interests in one or more subsidiary companies (distinguished from holding company).
[1865-70]

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parent company noun
A company that holds the majority of the shares of another company or other companies
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Main Entry:parent

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parent company UK US noun [countable] [singular parent company plural parent companies] business
a company or organization that owns or controls a smaller company or organization of the same type
Thesaurus: general types of business or companyhypernym general words for business people and managershyponym

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parent company,
a business firm which controls one or more subsidiary firms: »

A clause in its contract…gives the parent company the right to buy up (at cost) and sell back to the distributor any product that he sells outside his area or to an unauthorized dealer (Time).


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