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corporation

Definitions

  • Corporal si Klegg 151
    Corporal si Klegg 151
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n corporation slang for a paunch
    • n corporation a business firm whose articles of incorporation have been approved in some state
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IF I LETS THE BLIGHTERS GO THE CORPORAL'LL CUSS ME INTO 'EAPS. AN' IF I 'OLDS ON TO 'EM I'LL BREAK MY BLINKIN' NECK IF I LETS THE BLIGHTERS GO THE CORPORAL'LL CUSS ME INTO 'EAPS. AN' IF I 'OLDS ON TO 'EM I'LL BREAK MY BLINKIN' NECK
Good heavens, Corporal, what are you doing up there Good heavens, Corporal, what are you doing up there

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1970, Chip maker Intel purchased a pear orchard to build their corporate headquarters on
    • n Corporation A body politic or corporate, formed and authorized by law to act as a single person, and endowed by law with the capacity of succession; a society having the capacity of transacting business as an individual.Corporations are aggregate or sole. Corporations aggregate consist of two or more persons united in a society, which is preserved by a succession of members, either forever or till the corporation is dissolved by the power that formed it, by the death of all its members, by surrender of its charter or franchises, or by forfeiture. Such corporations are the mayor and aldermen of cities, the head and fellows of a college, the dean and chapter of a cathedral church, the stockholders of a bank or insurance company, etc. A corporation sole consists of a single person, who is made a body corporate and politic, in order to give him some legal capacities, and especially that of succession, which as a natural person he can not have. Kings, bishops, deans, parsons, and vicars, are in England sole corporations. A fee will not pass to a corporation sole without the word “successors” in the grant. There are instances in the United States of a minister of a parish seized of parsonage lands in the right of his parish, being a corporation sole, as in Massachusetts. Corporations are sometimes classified as public and private; public being convertible with municipal, and private corporations being all corporations not municipal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1938, Hewlett-Packard became the first corporation to move to Silicon Valley.
    • n corporation An artificial person, created by law, or under authority of law, from a group or succession of natural persons, and having a continuous existence irrespective of that of its members, and powers and liabilities different from those of its members. Corporations have sometimes been treated by the law as fictions, intangible and invisible, existing only in contemplation of law; and sometimes rather as associations of individuals who may act together in the use of powers conferred by law, under responsibilities more limited than if acting as individuals. A corporation aggregate is a corporation consisting of several members at the same time, as a railroad company or the governing body of a college or a hospital. Corporations aggregate are formed, in England and her colonies and in the United States, only by express permission of law, either by special charter or upon complying with the forms and regulations prescribed by some general statute; and their rights, duties, and manner of organization and dissolution are generally minutely regulated by statute. A corporation sole is a corporation which consists of but one person at a time, as a king, or a bishop and his successors, regarded for some purposes as a single individual.
    • n corporation The body, generally large, of a man or an animal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It is against the law for a monster to enter the corporate limits of Urbana, Illinois.
    • Corporation a body or society authorised by law to act as one individual: rotundity of figure, a pot-belly
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Quotations

  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “Corporation. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.”
  • Sir Edward Coke
    Sir Edward Coke
    “Corporations cannot commit treason, or be outlawed or excommunicated, for they have no souls.”
  • Peter Rena
    Peter Rena
    “Corporations are social organizations, the theater in which men and women realize or fail to realize purposeful and productive lives.”
  • Howard Scott
    Howard Scott
    “A person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation.”
  • Ed Mcmahon
    Ed Mcmahon
    “Honesty is the most single most important factor having a direct bearing on the final success of an individual, corporation, or product.”
  • Ken Mason
    Ken Mason
    “I'm not impressed with the power of a corporate president. I am impressed with the power of ideas.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. corporatio, incarnation: cf. F. corporation, corporation
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. corporaliscorpus, corpŏris, the body.

Usage

In literature:

Presently the ponies came to a dead stop, and Dick looked about him for the Corporal; but the Corporal was nowhere to be seen.
"The Drummer's Coat" by J. W. Fortescue
Go with this young lady, corporal.
"Under Fire" by Charles King
In August, 1947, this group formed a corporation (and ultimately formed others) to buy surplus oil tankers from the government.
"The Invisible Government" by Dan Smoot
Corporal Frank McCabe, of Parsons, Penna., was one of the real comedians of the battery.
"The Delta of the Triple Elevens" by William Elmer Bachman
A FRANCHISE is a right granted by the State or by a municipal corporation to individuals or to a private corporation.
"Up To Date Business" by Various
In all directions the corporal gives the order, and the magistrate countersigns it.
"Napoleon the Little" by Victor Hugo
In a bare office room, furnished with a table and a few benches, sat a corporal, busily writing.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
The squad proper consists of a corporal and seven privates.
"Infantry Drill Regulations, United States Army, 1911" by United States War Department
I do not think that the Corporation would care to go into a matter of this kind.
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
The New Poor Law (1834) and the Municipal Corporations Act (1835).
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
Then again, the fact of his letter being from a "corporation" gratified and encouraged him.
"Reginald Cruden" by Talbot Baines Reed
Even the ship's corporal could not help smiling, though in the presence of his superior officer.
"Young Tom Bowling" by J.C. Hutcheson
With these advantages the corporation brings also new social problems.
"The Principles of Economics" by Frank A. Fetter
But it is not the corporal who will quarrel with his old comrade.
"Mollie's Prince" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
The corporal glanced about him.
"With Fire and Sword" by Samuel H. M. Byers
At our entrance a corporal jumped up from his seat and saluted, and the officer spoke to him in a low tone.
"In the Foreign Legion" by Erwin Rosen
True, he was a mere corporal, but it took only a few sweeping strides from corporal to general.
"Brother Against Brother" by John Roy Musick
All corporals in the French Army carry wire-nippers, and it was our corporals' business to open a way through the entanglement.
"Atlantic Narratives" by Mary Antin
That is, the company is broken up into squads, and the one I am with is here, and in my charge as corporal.
"Diary of an Enlisted Man" by Lawrence Van Alstyne
W. A. Paul, First Corporal.
"Under the Stars and Bars" by Walter A. Clark
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In poetry:

Said the Buddha Skeleton
Compassion is wealth
Said the Corporate skeleton
It's bad for your health
"Ballad Of The Skeletons" by Allen Ginsberg
For there they wait with bell,
And there they wait with book—
"Keeping an eye on the corporal,"
To catch a word or a look.
"The Queen's Triumph" by Samuel Bamford
Corporeal food, 'tis granted,
Serves vermin less refined,
Sir But this, a rat of taste,
All other rats surpass'd,
And he prey'd on the food of the mind, Sir.
"The Rape of the Trap. A Ballad" by William Shenstone
WHEN you paced forth, to wait maternity,
A dream of other offspring held my mind,
Compounded of us twain as Love designed;
Rare forms, that corporate now will never be!
"At A Bridal" by Thomas Hardy
Thou goest to address thy heav'nly Sire,
Who promises each needful boon to grant,
Which those corporeal frames of our's require,
With ev'ry grace our sinful souls may want.
"Things, Which A Person Ought To Meditate Upon, On The Lord's-Day," by Rees Prichard
Corporal Dunn was a volunteer bold;
He plunged in the deadliest fray;
A bayonet thrust laid him out stony cold—
And his widow is now Mrs. Gray,
Haw! Haw!
His widow is now Mrs. Gray!
"Song For Heroes" by Ellis Parker Butler

In news:

The suspects were described by the government as self-proclaimed anarchists who acted out of anger against corporate America and the government.
A joint initiative of Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Library Association.
Corporations won't be sending their employees out on the road in droves through the end of the year as they wait for the US and European economies to improve, a new study out Tuesday projects.
The new TCHP TrueCoat slot applicators from Nordson Corporation provide exceptional stripe or full coating application accuracy in continuous web coating processes.
Michele Schroeder of Upper Midwest Management Corporation in New Ulm has joined a network of approximately 2,000 agricultural professionals who are members fo the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers .
Five top corporate pranks for April Fools' Day.
Here are our picks for the five best corporate pranks this year.
The airport is working on an apron expansion that will benefit future corporate aircraft.
During a recent speech, I asked the audience of corporate executives how Generation Y differs from their other employees.
Calista Native Corporation Leadership Still Uncertain.
Hal Leonard Corporation has entered into an agreement with Aquarius Entertainment Merchandise to exclusively distribute artist-branded gift items to music stores in North America, Australia, and New Zealand.
Polykote Corporation and Arca Automation have joined forces to introduce what they describe as a complete system for print-and-apply linerless label applications.
One thing the recent elections showed was that voters do not want corporate money to dominate our politics any more than they want corporations to dominate our lives.
Among the interesting arguments in last week's 5-4 Supreme Court decision granting corporations First Amendment protections when making campaign contributions was the majority's decision to effectively treat corporations as persons.
Corporate personhood is the legal concept that a corporation may sue and be sued in court in the same way as natural persons or unincorporated associations of persons.
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In science:

Held, Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980; A.
Teleparallel equivalent of general relativity: a critical review
By contrast, the behavior of a second class of highly redundant networks, for example the entire Internet or corporate ownership networks, is shown in the insets to Fig. 3.
Protein Interaction Networks are Fragile against Random Attacks and Robust against Malicious Attacks
One current trend is to build semantic spaces where corporate data and knowledge resources can be mapped in order to ease their exploration and integration.
Building conceptual spaces for exploring and linking biomedical resources
The latter problem occurs when maintaining data integrity in a distributed databases, e.g., name servers in large corporate networks [9, 26].
Quasirandom Rumor Spreading
Most of the web development community is primarily focus on building corporate web pages not web applications.
Analysis of Using Browser-native Technology to Build Rich Internet Applications for Image Manipulation
They would also like to thank the Caltech SURF program, the Molecular Programming Project funded by the NSF Expeditions in Computing Program under grant CCF-0832824, and Aerospace Corporation for funding to make this research possible.
Generating Probability Distributions using Multivalued Stochastic Relay Circuits
Mani, D., Knoke, D.: On intersecting ground: the changing structure of us corporate networks.
Development of Computer Science Disciplines - A Social Network Analysis Approach
According to a 2009 report from analyst firm International Data Corporation (IDC), organizations worldwide in 2008 attributed approximately $145,000,000,000 to management and administration of 33 million servers.
The green grid saga - a green initiative to data centers: a review
Variations on a Theme of Euler: Quadratic forms, elliptic curves, and Hopf maps, The university series in mathematics, Plenum Publishing Corporation, 1994.
A new construction of $\tilde{D}_5$-singularities and generalization of Slodowy slices
The pricing of options and corporate liabilities. J.
Parametric and nonparametric models and methods in financial econometrics
On the pricing of corporate debt: The risk structure of interest rates. J.
Parametric and nonparametric models and methods in financial econometrics
One of the greatest changes in the business world in the last decade is the rise in corporate regulation.
Enterprise Spreadsheet Management: A Necessary Good
RT was supported by a PhD scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes; DS acknowledges support from the Research Corporation under grant CC6682.
Parent Hamiltonian for the Chiral Spin Liquid
Research Supported in part by a grant from NSF DMS 000-03-07057 and also by grants from the NDCHealth Corporation Key Words: Branching processes, Functional CLT, Darling-Erd¨os Theorem, Extremal distributions, Weighted c0 spaces.
Weak Convergence Results for Multiple Generations of a Branching Process
Twitter has attracted lots of attention from corporations for the immense potential it provides for viral marketing.
Predicting the Future with Social Media
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