Definitions for takeoverˈteɪkˌoʊ vər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act of seizing or appropriating authority or control.
the acquisition of a corporation through the purchase or exchange of stock.
Origin of takeover:
coup d'etat, coup, putsch, takeover(noun)
a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
a change by sale or merger in the controlling interest of a corporation
The purchase of one company by another; a merger without the formation of a new company