Quasi-public corporation
Public-service corporation Public-service corporation or sometimes Quasi-public corporation Quasi-public corporation A corporation, such as a railroad company, lighting company, water company, etc., organized or chartered to follow a public calling or to render services more or less essential to the general public convenience or safety. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • corporation — An artificial person or legal entity created by or under the authority of the laws of a state. An association of persons created by statute as a legal entity. The law treats the corporation itself as a person which can sue and be sued. The… …   Black's law dictionary

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