articles of incorporation

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US term for the basic legal document which, similar to the UK's memorandum of association, gives birth to a corporation. Together with the certificate of incorporation (corporation's 'birth certificate') it constitutes the charter that gives the corporation an independent existence as a legal entity. Also called articles of formation or articles of organization.

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You should always know what is said in the articles of incorporation so that you are not breaking any rules.
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The articles of incorporation laid out clear and standard operating procedures that were referenced when determining the best course of action.
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The founders of the new corporation were discussing the articles of incorporation and the necessary procedures to make their new business a legal separate entity.
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