incorporate

   To obtain articles of incorporation or an official charter from a state for an organization (a profit-making business, a professional business such as a law office or medical office, or a nonprofit entity). The steps include having one or more incorporators (most states require a minimum of three for profit-making companies); choosing a name that is not currently used by (or confusingly similar to) any corporation; preparing articles and filing them with the relevant state's Secretary of State; appointing an agent for acceptance of service; deciding on the share structure; adopting a set of bylaws; holding a first meeting of incorporators to launch the enterprise; electing a board of directors; selecting officers; and issuing shares according to state laws. See corporation.

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  • Incorporate — In*cor po*rate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incorporated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incorporating}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To form into a body; to combine, as different ingredients, into one consistent mass. [1913 Webster] By your leaves, you shall not stay alone,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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