Meaning of “articles of incorporation” in the English Dictionary

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"articles of incorporation" in Business English

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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 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.

(Definition of “articles of incorporation” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)