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Majority Stake

The ownership of 50% plus one of the stock in a publicly-traded company. This gives the person or company holding majority stake outright control of the company's operations, especially the election of its board of directors. Some majority stake holders are not involved in the daily operations of the company, but most are. Indeed, the majority shareholder is often the company's founder. See also: Parent company.


The age at which a person is able to enter into legally binding contracts in a particular state.

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Each time the majority is running with an issue, I like to pause and think through the issue.
JD (U) Member of Legislative Council (MLC) Sanjay Singh told ANI, "We will get the majority of votes today".
In Kenilworth and Southam, Jeremy Wright retained his seat with a reduced majority on a turnout of 77 per cent.
Labour were likely to have been keeping an eye on Stockton South, where the Conservatives won with a majority of 5,046 in 2015, while the Lib Dems would be hoping they could win back Berwick-Upon-Tweed, which went to the Conservatives with a majority of 4,914 in 2015.
Edinburgh South's Ian Murray, Labour's last remaining MP in Scotland, managed a majority of 2637 last time thanks to his big profile locally.
That's a brewing concern by some members in the Senate that if you are in the majority, you should not be stymieing the actions of the majority,' he said.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / " Since the beginning of the new political process , it was supposed to form a government of political majority, but the majority of the political parties that operate on the Iraqi arena cannot achieve this, on the grounds that they working for the benefit of a specific group of people, thus they have become much like the trade unions .
The institution proposed to amend the EBA's voting procedure for matters subject to simple majority and for decisions on resolving disputes between competent national authorities.
Hints by Maliki and his supporters in Parliament that they will seek a majority government have become more frequent, even as news reports say that the president of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, has been leading a movement alongside Allawi and others to thwart Maliki's efforts to create such a government.
Current control: Independent/ Labour coalition * Nature of contest: Seeing whether Labour can regain control * Most likely outcome: Labour overall majority 2.
Murray also promoted Senator Jack Hart (D-Boston) to Senate Assistant Majority Leader.
But the margins of the Labour victory stood in marked contrast, with Miss Berger securing an increased majority of 7,167, while Miss McGovern scraped in with a slender majority of 531 - 1.