controlling interestconˌtrolling ˈinterest noun [countable usually singular]BFSif you have a controllinginterest in a company, you own enough shares to be able to make decisions about what happens to the companycontrolling interest inThe firm paid over $10 million for a controlling interest in five hotels.
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controlling interest• Late in 1886, the Charles Harrahs, father and son, bought a controlling interest.• All of these are projects in which the government holds a controlling interest and in which it has a strongcommercialpartner.• Not a controlling interest, then, but a powerful one.• That will be harder to bear if there is little hope of a controlling interest in the nearfuture.• Host Marriott Corp. said it will pay $ 112. 5 million to acquirecontrolling interest in five hotels.• Carl Zeiss has a 51 percentcontrolling interest in the new company.• Or they could have sold that controlling interest to some one else - heaven help us!• Controlling aggregatedemand through controlling interestrates is made even more difficult as a result of fluctuations in the demand for money.From Longman Business Dictionarycontrolling interestconˌtrolling ˈinterest [countable]FINANCEenough shares to control a companyHe bought a controlling interest in the firm. →interest