Corporation sole
Sole Sole, a. [L. solus, or OF. sol, F. seul (fr. L. solus; cf. L. sollus whole, entire. Cf. {Desolate}, {Solemn}, {Solo}, {Sullen}.] 1. Being or acting without another; single; individual; only. ``The sole son of my queen.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He, be sure . . . first and last will reign Sole king. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) Single; unmarried; as, a feme sole. [1913 Webster]

{Corporation sole}. See the Note under {Corporation}. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Single; individual; only; alone; solitary. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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