public corporation
public corporation see corporation

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

public corporation
index utility (public service)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


public corporation
1) A corporation whose shares are traded to the general public on a stock exchange. Also known as a publicly held corporation.
2) A corporation created to perform a governmental function, such as a municipal water company or hospital. A public corporation may operate under government control or be financially independent.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.

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

public corporation
n.
   a corporation created to perform a governmental function or to operate under government control, such as a municipal water company or hospital.
   See also: corporation

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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