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Articles of Incorporation Definition

February 2, 2015

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Definition
A document that officially establishes a new corporation in a state. Explains what the corporation is, the type of stock that will be issued, and the specific roles of parties within the corporation, such as directors and stockholders.

Extended Definition
A business must file the articles of incorporation with their state before it can start operating as a corporation. The articles of incorporation is often accompanied by additional information, such as the bylaws of the corporation.

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