Meaning of stakeholder

stake•hold•er

Pronunciation: (stāk'hōl"dur), [key]
— n.
  1. the holder of the stakes of a wager.
  2. a person or group that has an investment, share, or interest in something, as a business or industry.
  3. a person holding money or property to which two or more persons make rival claims.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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