Meaning of HOLDING in English

HOLDING

n. 1 a land held by lease (cf. SMALLHOLDING). b the tenure of land. 2 stocks, property, etc. held. holding company a company created to hold the shares of other companies, which it then controls. holding operation a manoeuvre designed to maintain the status quo.

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