Definition of Corporation

1. Noun. A business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state.

2. Noun. Slang for a paunch.
Exact synonyms: Bay Window, Pot, Potbelly, Tummy
Generic synonyms: Belly, Paunch
Language type: Argot, Cant, Jargon, Lingo, Patois, Slang, Vernacular

Definition of Corporation

1. n. A body politic or corporate, formed and authorized by law to act as a single person, and endowed by law with the capacity of succession; a society having the capacity of transacting business as an individual.

Definition of Corporation

1. Noun. A group of individuals, created by law or under authority of law, having a continuous existence independent of the existences of its members, and powers and liabilities distinct from those of its members. ¹

2. Noun. In Fascist Italy, a joint association of employers' and workers' representatives. ¹

3. Noun. (slang) A protruding belly; a paunch. ¹

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Definition of Corporation

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Corporation

corporate executive
corporate executives
corporate finance
corporate investor
corporate monster
corporate seal
corporate social responsibility
corporate tax
corporate trust
corporate veil
corporation (current term)
corporation law
corporation pop

Literary usage of Corporation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1912)
"Harrington Park Villa Sites, 204 NY 231, — LRA(NS) —, 97 NE 587, the court of appeals of New York has declared that a contract made by a foreign corporation ..."

2. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"Provided always, that no member of the said common council having served in the offices of president of the said corporation, or of chairman of the common ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The Constitution prohibits the appropriation of money from the State treasury for the use or benefit of any corporation, association, asylum, hospital, ..."

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