The act or process of forming or creating a corporation. The formation of a legal or political body, with the quality of perpetual existence and succession, unless limited by the act of incorporation. Abbott v. Limited Mut. Compensation Ins. Co., 30 Cal.App.2d 157, 85 P.2d 961, 964. Incorporation procedure and requisites are governed by state statutes; a number of which are patterned on the Model Business Corporation Act.
See also incorporator.
In the civil law, the union of one domain to another.
- certificate of incorporation
@ incorporation by reference
The method of making one document of any kind become a part of another separate document by referring to the former in the latter, and declaring that the former shall be taken and considered as a part of the latter the same as if it were fully set out therein. If the one document is copied at length in the other, it is called "actual incorporation."

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.


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