Corporation

Corporation

A group of people authorized to act as a single entity (legally a person) and recognized as such in law. Corporations include companies, associations, firms, partnerships, societies, and joint stock companies, as well as Human beings. [1] They all have the constitutional guarantees of equal protection, and due process of law. [2]

Corporation 15c., "persons united in a body for some purpose, legally authorized entity" is from 1610s. [3]

13c., from "human being. In person "by bodily presence" is from 1560s. Person-to-person first recorded 1919, originally of telephone calls. [4]

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Sumflow 00:27, December 26, 2011 (PST)

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