What does corporation mean?

Definitions for corporation
ˌkɔr pəˈreɪ ʃəncor·po·ra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corporation, corpnoun

    a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state

  2. pot, potbelly, bay window, corporation, tummynoun

    slang for a paunch

Wiktionary

  1. corporationnoun

    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.

  2. corporationnoun

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

  3. corporationnoun

    A protruding belly; a paunch.

  4. Etymology: From corporatio, from coporare, past participle corporatus; see corporate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Corporationnoun

    A corporation is a body politick, authorized by the king’s charter to have a common seal, one head officer or more, and members, able, by their common consent, to grant or receive, in law, any thing within the compass of their charter: even as one man may do by law all things, that by law he is not forbidden; and bindeth the successors, as a single man binds his executor or heir. John Cowell

    Etymology: from corpus, Latin.

    Of angels we are not to consider only what they are, and do, in regard of their own being; but that also which concerneth them, as they are linked into a kind of corporation amongst themselves, and of society or fellowship with men. Richard Hooker, b. i. sect. 4.

    Of this we find some foot-steps in our law,
    Which doth her root from God and nature take;
    Ten thousand men she doth together draw,
    And of them all one corporation make. Davies.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corporationnoun

    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

  2. Etymology: [L. corporatio incarnation: cf. F. corporation corporation.]

Freebase

  1. Corporation

    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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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'corporation' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2890

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'corporation' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4402

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'corporation' in Nouns Frequency: #1019

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corporation in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corporation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of corporation in a Sentence

  1. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    Süddeutsche Zeitung is a media holding company owned by an American financial corporation, Goldman Sachs, that is, the ears of the instigators are sticking out everywhere, but they do not even redden.

  2. The Packers:

    I think sometimes people forget what really makes an organization, history is important and legacy of so many people who’ve come before you. But the people – that’s the most important thing. The people make an organization. People make a business and sometimes that gets forgotten. You know culture is built brick by brick. The foundation of it by the people. Not by the organization, not by the building, not by the corporation. It’s built by the people.

  3. Dwayne Watterman:

    It's been challenging, probably the most challenging in the history of our corporation.

  4. Joe Biden:

    While Elon Musk is talking about that, Ford is increasing their investment overwhelmingly. I think Ford is increasing investment building new electric vehicles, 6,000 new employees -- union employees, I might add -- in the Midwest. The former Chrysler corporation... they are also making similar investments in electric vehicles. Intel is adding 20,000 new jobs making computer chips, so, President Joe Biden on Friday know, lots of luck on his trip to the moon.

  5. Roger Cox:

    This is a turning point in history, this case is unique because it is the first time a judge has ordered a large polluting corporation to comply with the Paris Climate Agreement. This ruling may also have major consequences for other big polluters.

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  • Salihu S. Y. Bichi
    Salihu S. Y. Bichi
    very good information.
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