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articles of incorporationnoun [plural]

uk   us   (also certificate of incorporation) LAW
in the US and Canada, a ​document that must be given to a ​state before a ​company can be ​legallycreated. 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 ​callspecialmeetings under the company's ​articles of ​incorporation.
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