corporation
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. a group of merchants or traders united in a trade guild b. the municipal authorities of a town or city 2. a body formed and authorized by law to act as a single person although constituted by one or more persons and legally endowed with various rights and duties including the capacity of succession 3. an association of employers and employees in a basic industry or of members of a profession organized as an organ of political representation in a corporative state 4. potbelly 1

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