Definitions of corporation

  1. (informal) slang terms for a paunch Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a business whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A body or society authorized by law to act as one individual. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. Society legally authorised to act as an individual. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5. A body of persons legally associated for the transaction of business. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. A body politic or corporate, authorized by law to act as a single person. A corporation spiritual, the dean and chapter of a cathedral, or a master of a college or hospital. A corporation temporal, the mayor and commonalty. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A number of individuals formed into one body, and authorised by law to act as one person; the municipal authorities of a town or city. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for corporation

  1. To this end, I offer these resolutions:- Be it resolved by the inhabitants of Cedarville, That from this day henceforth, no more intoxicating drink shall be sold within the limits of the corporation – Ten Nights in a Bar Room by T. S. Arthur
  2. Several years are sometimes required to settle the affairs of a corporation – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles