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holding company

n.
A company controlling partial or complete interest in another company or other companies.

holding company

n
(Accounting & Book-keeping) a company with controlling shareholdings in one or more other companies

hold′ing com`pany


n.
a company that controls other companies through stock ownership but that usu. does not engage directly in their productive operations.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.holding company - a company with controlling shares in other companies
company - an institution created to conduct business; "he only invests in large well-established companies"; "he started the company in his garage"
bank holding company - a holding company owning or controlling one or more banks
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