What is corporation?


An incorporated entity 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 its shareholders, and may conduct business for either profit-seeking business or not for profit purposes. Early incorporated entities were established by charter (i.e. by an ad hoc act granted by a monarch or passed by a parliament or legislature). Most jurisdictions now allow the creation of new corporations through registration. In addition to legal personality, registered companies tend to have limited liability, be owned by shareholders who can transfer their shares to others, and controlled by a board of directors who the shareholders appoint.

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Ivax Corporation
... IVAX Corporation was a Miami, Florida, United States public corporation focused on manufacturing and distributing generic pharmaceutical products ...
Corporation - Other Business Entities
... (LP) Low-profit limited liability company (L3C) Not-for-profit corporation Partnership Sole proprietorship Trust company, Trust law ...

More definitions of "corporation":

  • (noun): A business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state.
    Synonyms: corp

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