société anonyme

noun so·cié·té ano·nyme \sōsyātāȧnōnēm\

Definition of société anonyme

plural

sociétés anonymes

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in civil law systems

  1. :  a society or corporation in which liability is limited to the capital invested — compare commandite

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Origin and Etymology of société anonyme

French, literally, anonymous society; from the fact that it consists of silent partners


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