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cor·po·ra·tion

 (kôr′pə-rā′shən)
n.
1. An entity such as a business, municipality, or organization, that involves more than one person but that has met the legal requirements to operate as a single person, so that it may enter into contracts and engage in transactions under its own identity.
2. Such a body created for purposes of government. Also called body corporate.
3. A group of people combined into or acting as one body.
4. Informal A protruding abdominal region; a potbelly.

corporation

(ˌkɔːpəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. (Law) a group of people authorized by law to act as a legal personality and having its own powers, duties, and liabilities
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Also called: municipal corporation the municipal authorities of a city or town
3. a group of people acting as one body
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) See public corporation
5. (Anatomy) informal a large paunch or belly

cor•po•ra•tion

(ˌkɔr pəˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. 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.
2. an incorporated business; company.
3. (often cap.) the principal officials of a city or town.
4. any group of persons united or regarded as united in one body.
5. Informal. a paunch; potbelly.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin corporātiō guild, Latin: physical makeup, build. See corporate, -tion]
cor`po•ra′tion•al, adj.
usage: See collective noun.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.corporation - a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some statecorporation - a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state
greenmail - (corporation) the practice of purchasing enough shares in a firm to threaten a takeover and thereby forcing the owners to buy those shares back at a premium in order to stay in business
judgement in personam, judgment in personam, personal judgement, personal judgment - a judgment rendered against an individual (or corporation) for the payment of money damages
case study - a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure
conglomerate, empire - a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization
large cap - a corporation with a large capitalization; "he works for a large cap"
small cap - a corporation with a small capitalization; "this annual conference is a showcase for ambitious small caps"
business firm, firm, house - the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a brokerage house"
close corporation, closed corporation, private corporation, privately held corporation - a corporation owned by a few people; shares have no public market
closely held corporation - stock is publicly traded but most is held by a few shareholders who have no plans to sell
shell corporation, shell entity - a company that is incorporated but has no assets or operations
FDIC, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation - a federally sponsored corporation that insures accounts in national banks and other qualified institutions
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, FHLMC, Freddie Mac - a corporation authorized by Congress to provide a secondary market for residential mortgages
Fannie Mae, Federal National Mortgage Association, FNMA - a federally chartered corporation that purchases mortgages
Boy Scouts of America - a corporation that operates through a national council that charters local councils all over the United States; the purpose is character building and citizenship training
event planner - someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
dead hand, mortmain - real property held inalienably (as by an ecclesiastical corporation)
redemption - repayment of the principal amount of a debt or security at or before maturity (as when a corporation repurchases its own stock)
zero coupon bond, zero-coupon bond - a bond that is issued at a deep discount from its value at maturity and pays no interest during the life of the bond; the commonest form of zero-coupon security
2.corporation - slang for a paunchcorporation - slang for a paunch      
paunch, belly - a protruding abdomen
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"

corporation

noun
1. business, company, concern, firm, society, association, organization, enterprise, establishment, corporate body chairman of a huge multi-national corporation
2. town council, council, municipal authorities, civic authorities The local corporation has given permission for the work to proceed.
Quotations
"corporation: an ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility" [Ambrose Bierce The Devil's Dictionary]

corporation

noun
A commercial organization:
Informal: outfit.
Translations
هَيْـئَـه
společnost
virksomhed
gospodarska družbakorporacija
anonim şirket

corporation

[ˌkɔːpəˈreɪʃən]
A. N
1. (Comm) → corporación f (US) (= limited company) → sociedad f anónima
2. [of city] → ayuntamiento m
3. (Brit) (= paunch) → panza f
B. CPDcorporativo
corporation tax N (Brit) → impuesto m sobre sociedades

corporation

[ˌkɔːrpəˈreɪʃən] n
(= company) → société f

corporation

n
(= municipal corporation)Gemeinde f, → Stadt f; the Mayor and Corporationder Bürgermeister und die Stadt
(Brit Comm: = incorporated company) → Handelsgesellschaft f; (US Comm: = limited liability company) → Gesellschaft fmit beschränkter Haftung; private corporation (Comm) → Privatunternehmen nt; public corporation (Comm) → staatliches Unternehmen
(Brit, hum, = large belly) → Schmerbauch m

corporation

:
corporation bus
nStadtbus m, → städtischer Omnibus
corporation property
ngemeindeeigener Besitz
corporation tax
corporation tram
corporation transport

corporation

[ˌkɔːpəˈreɪʃn] n (Comm) → società f inv (Am) → società di capitali; (of town) → consiglio comunale

corporate

(ˈkoːpərət) adjective
united. corporate effort.
ˌcorpoˈration noun
a body of people acting as one individual eg for administration or business purposes. the British Broadcasting Corporation.
References in classic literature ?
The great corporation which employed you lied to you, and lied to the whole country--from top to bottom it was nothing but one gigantic lie.
It is truly enough said that a corporation has no conscience; but a corporation on conscientious men is a corporation with a conscience.
So to speak, I was become a stockholder in a corporation where nine hun- dred and ninety-four of the members furnished all the money and did all the work, and the other six elected themselves a permanent board of direction and took all the dividends.
This guild is a close corporation, and is governed by strict laws.
It is also a fact, that Scrooge had seen it, night and morning, during his whole residence in that place; also that Scrooge had as little of what is called fancy about him as any man in the city of London, even including -- which is a bold word -- the corporation, aldermen, and livery.
We send him forth through our crowded cities, proclaiming that he is the source of all good and evil in the nation, and he, knowing that many people believe it, knowing that it is a lie, and that he is powerless to shorten the working day by one hour, raise wages one penny, or annul the smallest criminal sentence, however unjust it may seem to him; knowing that every miner in the kingdom can manufacture dynamite, and that revolvers are sold for seven and sixpence apiece; knowing that he is not bullet proof, and that every king in Europe has been shot at in the streets; he must smile and bow and maintain an expression of gracious enjoyment whilst the mayor and corporation inflict upon him the twaddling address he has heard a thousand times before.
The other had worked at the laws of corporation, and knew by heart what every member of the corporation ought to know, so that he thought he could quite well speak on State matters and give his opinion.
This great corporation was at the time their natural and inevitable enemy.
a whole company of any trade in any city or corporation town.
Each of these mobs was led by a chief, one of whom appeared to belong, not to the people, but to the honorable corporation of mendicants, and the other, notwithstanding his affected imitation of the people, might easily be discerned to be a gentleman.
Then its ample seat would have been pressed by the comfortable, rotund corporation of the honest mint-master.
1] If anything was wanting to complete his despair, it was a notice, served upon him in the midst of his distress, that the corporation was about to run a new street through the very center of his cabbage garden.

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