Definitions for Corporationˌkɔr pəˈreɪ ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cor•po•ra•tion*ˌkɔr pəˈreɪ ʃən(n.)
an association of individuals, created by law and having an existence apart from that of its members as well as distinct and inherent powers and liabilities.
an incorporated business; company.
(often cap.) the principal officials of a city or town.
any group of persons united or regarded as united in one body.
Informal. a paunch; potbelly.
* Usage: See collective noun.
Origin of corporation:
1400–50; late ME < LL corporātiō guild, L: physical makeup, build. See corporate , -tion
a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state
pot, potbelly, bay window, corporation, tummy(noun)
slang for a paunch
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
corporation(noun)ˌkɔr pəˈreɪ ʃən
a large company
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.
In Fascist Italy, a joint association of employers' and workers' representatives.
A protruding belly; a paunch.
Origin: From corporatio, from coporare, past participle corporatus; see corporate.
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
A corporation is a separate legal entity that has been incorporated through a legislative or registration process established through legislation. Incorporated entities have legal rights and liabilities that are distinct from their employees and shareholders, and may conduct business as either a profit-seeking business or not for profit business. Early incorporated entities were established by charter. Most jurisdictions now allow the creation of new corporations through registration. In addition to legal personality, registered corporations tend to have limited liability, be owned by shareholders who can transfer their shares to others, and controlled by a board of directors who are normally elected or appointed by the shareholders. In American English the word corporation is widely used to describe large incorporated businesses. In British English and in the commonwealth countries, the term limited company is more widely used to describe the same sort of entity while the word corporation encompasses all incorporated entities. In American English, the word company can include entities such as partnerships that would not be referred to as companies in British English as they are not a separate legal entity.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Corporation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2890
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Corporation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4402
Rank popularity for the word 'Corporation' in Nouns Frequency: #1019
Translations for Corporation
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a body of people acting as one individual eg for administration or business purposes
the British Broadcasting Corporation.
- corporaçãoPortuguese (BR)
- die KorporationGerman
- korporatsioon, aktsiaseltsEstonian
- هر گروهی که بتواند مانند یک فرد عمل کندFarsi
- société (commerciale)French
- hlutafélag; fyrirtæki; viðurkenndur réttaraðiliIcelandic
- corporazione, societàItalian
- korporacija, bendrovėLithuanian
- هر گروهی که بتواند مانند یک فرد عمل کندPersian
- اتحاد يه، سياسى يووالى، كار پوريشنPashto
- corporaţie, societate (pe acţiuni)Romanian
- (poslovna) družbaSlovenian
- korporation, kår, bolagSwedish
- 公司Chinese (Trad.)
- جماعت بمنزلہ فرد، جماعت جسے قانوناً فرد واحد تصور كيا جاۓUrdu
- hội đồng thành phốVietnamese
- 公司Chinese (Simp.)
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