voting trust

voting trust
an agreement whereby persons owning stock with voting powers retain ownership while transferring the voting rights to the trustees (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑trust

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: an arrangement transferring the voting rights of shares in a corporation from stockholders to trustees for a specified period

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voting trust,
1. a method of restraining trade in which a board of trustees controls the affairs of a group of companies by obtaining the right to vote the stocks in each concern.
2. a method of centralizing control of a company, in which all or a majority of the stockholders relinquish their voting power to a board of trustees for a limited time.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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