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Words Used by People Betting They Can Make a Profit on Public Education

The primary meaning of stakeholder in the Oxford English Dictionary identifies it as 'an independent person or organization with whom money is deposited, esp. when a number of people make a bet or other financial transaction.' It is thus financial, even speculative--notice the particular link to gambling, one of the most common 19th-century uses of the word. A 'stakeholder' is the person or group with whom others’ money is deposited, often a third party or trustee.


[Published: 2014-09-14]


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