incorporate
in·cor·po·rate /in-'kȯr-pə-ˌrāt/ vb -rat·ed, -rat·ing
vt
1: to unite with something else to form a whole
incorporate the agreement into the divorce
2: to form (as a business) into a legal corporation
3: to include (rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights) within the guarantees of the Fourteenth Amendment see also selective incorporation, total incorporation
vi: to form a legal corporation
in·cor·po·ra·tion /in-ˌkȯr-pə-'rā-shən/ n
incorporate by reference: to make (the terms of a contemporaneous or earlier document) part of another document (as a codicil) by specific reference in that document see also republish

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

incorporate
I (form a corporation) verb affiliate, begin a corporation, charter, confer a corporate franchise upon, confer corporate status upon, create a corporation, establish a corporation, form a company, initiate a corporation, inserere, organize a corporation, start a corporation associated concepts: certificate of incorporation II (include) verb absorb, alloy, become a component, become an ingredient, bring together, centralize, coalesce, combine, compound, consolidate, contain, couple, cover, embody, embrace, encircle, encompass, fuse, interblend, interfuse, interlace, intermix, involve, join, meld, merge, mix, put together, take in, unite, weave, yoke associated concepts: incorporate by reference III index affix, annex (add), attach (join), cement, collect (gather), commingle, comprehend (include), comprise, conjoin, consist, consolidate (unite), constitute (compose), contain (comprise), corporate (associate), desegregate, digest (comprehend), embody, embrace (encircle), encompass (include), federalize (associate), include, intangible, interject, join (bring together), merge, organize (unionize), unite

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


incorporate
v.
(1) To combine something into something else as part of one whole.
(2) To create a corporation.
n.
incorporation

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


incorporate
To create a corporation by submitting articles of incorporation for an organization, which may be a profit-making business or a nonprofit entity that operates for charitable, social, religious, or educational purposes. The process includes having one or more incorporators file articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State or Division of Corporations, appoint a board of directors, hold a first meeting of the board of directors to launch the enterprise, and issue stock according to state laws and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


incorporate
v.
1 To form a business corporation.
2 To include or merge something into something else.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


incorporate
To formally create a corporation pursuant to the requirements prescribed by state statute; to confer a corporate franchise upon certain individuals.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


incorporate
To formally create a corporation pursuant to the requirements prescribed by state statute; to confer a corporate franchise upon certain individuals.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

incorporate
v.
   1) to obtain an official charter or articles of incorporation from the state for an organization, which may be a profit-making business, a professional business such as a law office or medical office or a non-profit entity which operates for charitable, social, religious, civic or other public service purposes. The process includes having one or more incorporators (most states require a minimum of three for profit-making companies) choose a name not currently used by (nor confusingly similar to) any corporation, prepare articles, determine who will be responsible for accepting service of process, decide on the stock structure, adopt a set of bylaws, file the articles with the Secretary of State of the state of incorporation, and hold a first meeting of incorporators to launch the enterprise. Other steps follow such as electing a board of directors, selecting officers, issuing stock according to state laws and, if there is going to be a stock offering to the public, following the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and/or the State Corporations Commissioner. If the corporation is non-profit, it will have to apply for non-profit status with the home state, and may, if desired, also apply to the Internal Revenue Service for federal non-profit recognition, both of which require detailed explanations of the intended operation of the organization.
   2) to include into a unit.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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