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parent company

  1. owner of a subsidiary company . See also consolidation .
  2. holding company that is not engaged in a trade or business.

parent company

company that owns or controls subsidiaries through the ownership of voting stock. Aparent company is usually an operating company in its own right; where it has no business of its own, the term holding company is often preferred.

parent company

insurer in a group of companies that act as subsidiaries.

See also fleet of companies
parent company

company that owns or controls subsidiaries through the ownership of voting stock. Aparent company is usually an operating company in its own right. Where it has no business of its own, the term holding company is often preferred.

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