Significant influence

Definition:

The holding of a large portion of the equity of a corporation, usually at least 20%, which gives the holder a significant amount of control over the corporation. This degree of holding must be recorded in a firm's financial statements.

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Tenants by Entireties (TEN ENT)

Joint ownership of property or securities by a husband and wife where, upon the death of one, the property goes to the survivor.

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