- the act of buying out a business or an owner of a business; specif., the gaining of control of a corporation through the acquisition of shares of its stock
- a compensation package offered to employees to induce them to retire early
See buyout in American Heritage Dictionary 4
also buy-out noun
- The purchase of the entire holdings or interests of an owner or investor.
- The purchase of a company or business: “If the workers do approve the buyout, their company will become the nation's largest employee-owned enterprise” (Harry Anderson).
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