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Parent company  

Definition 1.

A company that controls subsidiaries through its ownership of voting stock, as well as runs its own business.
 

Definition 2.

A company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. also called holding company.
 

Definition 3.

A company that owns or controls other companies through the ownership of an influential amount of voting stock.
 
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