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English definition of “articles of incorporation”

articles of incorporation

noun [plural]     (also certificate of incorporation) LAW
in the US and Canada, a document that must be given to a state before a company can be legally created . It usually includes the name and address of the company , its purpose , and the number and type of shares that it will issue : Minority shareholders are allowed to call special meetings under the company's articles of incorporation .
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(Definition of articles of incorporation noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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