closely held
adjective Date: 1946 having most stock shares and voting rights in the hands of a few <
a closely held business
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  • closely held — close·ly held / klōs lē held/ adj: having most stock shares and corporate voting rights in the hands of a few shareholders Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. closely held …   Law dictionary

  • closely-held — adj. owned by a relatively few shareholders; of business organizations; as, a closely held corporation. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • closely held — A corporation whose voting stock is owned by only a few shareholders. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * closely held ˌclosely ˈheld adjective [only before a noun] FINANCE in the US, a closely held company is one that does not have many… …   Financial and business terms

  • closely-held — adjective owned by a relatively few shareholders a closely held corporation • Similar to: ↑owned …   Useful english dictionary

  • closely held — adjective : having most stock shares and voting rights in the hands of a few a closely held business …   Useful english dictionary

  • closely held — close′ly held′ adj. bus (of a corporation) having its stock held by a few individuals. Compare closed corporation …   From formal English to slang

  • closely held — adjective Of a corporation or other business, owned by a small number of people, and not having shares of ownership sold via a stock exchange or other public market. Syn: privately held …   Wiktionary

  • closely held — /ˌkləυsli held/ adjective referring to shares in a company which are controlled by only a few shareholders …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • closely held —  A company with only a few stockholders …   American business jargon

  • closely held corporation — n: close corporation at corporation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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