person or group that has an interest in. -I or is affected by. an activity or decision.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
stakeholder (noun)
a person entrusted with the of bettors - stakes
one that has a in an enterprise - stake
one who is involved in or affected by a course of action
stakeholder (Wikipedia)

Stakeholder may refer to:

  • Stakeholder (corporate), an group, corporate, organization, member, or system that affects or can be affected by an organization's actions
  • Stakeholder (law), a third party who temporarily holds money or property while its owner is still being determined
  • Project stakeholder, a person, group, or organization with an interest in a project
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