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1. Business a company with a large workforce and high prestige that is unable to meet foreign competition without government support
a. an elected official or body of officials remaining in office in the interval between the election and inauguration of a successor
b. (as modifier): a lame-duck president
3. US designating a term of office after which the officeholder will not run for re-election