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controlling adj

1 a : exercising domination or influence [the principles of law]
b : dispositive [judgment debtor's stipulation to pay a specified amount is not "J. H. Friedenthal et al."]
2 : having controlling interest [ shareholders]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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