Stakeholder meaning

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The definition of a stakeholder is a person who has an interest in or investment in something and who is impacted by and cares about how it turns out.

An example of a stakeholder is a person who has invested in a business and who will be impacted by whether the business is profitable or not.

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One who has a share or an interest, as in an enterprise.
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A person or group having a stake, or interest, in the success of an enterprise, business, movement, etc.
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One who holds the bets in a game or contest.
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One who holds money bet by others and pays it to the winner.
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Any individual who may be affected by a business decision. The term may refer to just about anyone who has some interest in a company or its products; however, it specifically excludes shareholders, who are officially part owners of the company.
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A disinterested party who is entrusted to withhold contested money or property while the arguments are being adjudicated or worked out; the third party who is holding the stakes in a wager between two or more parties; a person with an interest in a business or enterprise of some sort, but is not necessarily an owner.
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A person holding the stakes of bettors, with the responsibility of delivering the pot to the winner of the bet.
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An escrow agent or custodian.
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(law) A person filing an interpleader action, such as a garnishee or trustee, who acknowledges possession of property that is owed to one or more of several other claimants.
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A person or organisation with a legitimate interest in a given situation, action or enterprise.
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Origin of stakeholder