close corporation

\ ˈklōs- How to pronounce close corporation (audio) \

Definition of close corporation

: a corporation whose stock is not publicly traded but held by a few persons (such as those in management)

Examples of close corporation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With very rare exceptions (such as Nevada's close corporation statute), charging orders are not authorized by statutes of a corporate nature, which includes Ohio professional associations. Jay Adkisson, Forbes, 20 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of close corporation

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of close corporation was circa 1902

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“Close corporation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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close corporation

Legal Definition of close corporation

— see corporation


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