from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who holds the bets in a game or contest.
- n. One who has a share or an interest, as in an enterprise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person holding the stakes of bettors, with the responsibility of delivering the pot to the winner of the bet.
- n. An escrow agent or custodian.
- n. A person filing an interpleader action, such as a garnishee or trustee, who acknowledges possession of property that is owed to one or more of several other claimants.
- n. A person or organisation with a legitimate interest in a given situation, action or enterprise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The holder of a stake; one with whom the bets are deposited when a wager is laid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who holds the stakes, or with whom the bets are deposited when a wager is laid.
- n. In law, one holding a fund which two or more claim adversely to each other.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone entrusted to hold the stakes for two or more persons betting against one another; must deliver the stakes to the winner
You and I understand the term stakeholder, but to someone running their own copywriting business, they could conjure of images of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Nowhere does the term stakeholder HAVE to mean "reside" -- it's LIVE, WORK, OWN PROPERTY, and the city attorney has declared YOU can't determine how much WORK makes one qualified.
Freeman used the term stakeholder analysis to remind management that it was in the long-term interests of the company to pay attention to the interests of those who have an impact on or are impacted by the activities of the company.
Constructive vs destructive participation as a stakeholder is the difference between the council and the mayor, on most things so far.
note: in my battles against the Business Associations and City Councils back in Atlanta I learned what the term "stakeholder" means anyone who will profit from the decision
Marina Silva is the main stakeholder for the Amazon today here in Brazil.
I was not a long-term stakeholder like the tribesmen or the board.
And this minority stakeholder is interfering with “fair and balanced” coverage.
"It's a good idea to start a dialogue and make sure every stakeholder is at the table — law-enforcement professionals, mental-health professionals and institutions of higher learning," said Arnette Heintze, who with partner Terry Hillard founded Hillard Heintze strategic security advisers.
A spokesman for the council said it had voted not to back the offer and to maintain its earlier position not to sell its shares so as to remain a long-term stakeholder in the airport.