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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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of close corporation was circa 1902

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“Close corporation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Legal Definition

close corporation

see corporation

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