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  1. assumed name, fictitious name, Doing Business As, DBAnoun

    (law) a name under which a corporation conducts business that is not the legal name of the corporation as shown in its articles of incorporation


  1. Doing business as

    The phrase "doing business as" is a legal term used in the United States and Canada, meaning that the trade name, or fictitious business name, under which the business or operation is conducted and presented to the world is not the legal name of the legal person who actually own it and are responsible for it. In other countries the expressions operating as or trading as are used for a similar purpose. The desired name might not have been able to be registered, or the business might be owned by another company, franchisee, or a sole proprietorship, resulting in all legally binding transactions taking place on behalf of the trading as name. The distinction between an actual and a "fictitious" name is important because businesses with "fictitious" names give no obvious indication of the entity that is legally responsible for their operation. In some jurisdictions, when a businessperson writes a trade name on a contract, invoice, or check, he or she must also add the legal name of the business. An example of a jurisdiction that mandates this is Ontario, Canada.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of doing business as in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of doing business as in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of doing business as in a Sentence

  1. Kamala Harris:

    Senator Biden, your plan will keep and allow insurance companies to remain with status quo, doing business as usual, and that's going to be about jacking up co-pays, jacking up deductibles.

  2. Marjorie Taylor:

    Kevin McCarthy and all these leaders, the leadership, and everyone is proving that they are all talk and not about action, and they're just all about doing business as usual in Washington.

  3. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    Should the British opt for a withdrawal from the EU, then we cannot continue just doing business as usual with 28 minus one the next day.

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