takeover
take·over /'tāk-ˌō-vər/ n: the acquisition of control or possession (as of a corporation)
a hostile takeover

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

takeover
I noun acquirement of a corporation, acquisition, acquisition of a company, appropriation, assumption of control over management, assumption of ownership, impropriation, obtainment, procurement, procurement of a business, purchase, transference Generally:{{}}acquirement, assumption, attainment, obtainment, possession, procuration, securement associated concepts: corporate raider, corporate takeover, friendly takeover, hostile takeover, tender offer, white knight II verb arrogate, assume, command, seize, take command, take charge, take possession, usurp III index condemnation (seizure)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


takeover
takeover (bid)
n. An attempt to assume control or management of a corporation by another corporation, generally by purchase of all outstanding stock.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


takeover
To assume control or management of a corporation without necessarily obtaining actual title to it.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


takeover
To assume control or management of a corporation without necessarily obtaining actual title to it.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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