unincorporated association

(redirected from Voluntary association)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

unincorporated association

A group of two or more persons who band together for a common purpose or goal, but without the formality of creating a corporation or partnership. Many religious groups function as unincorporated associations.The rules differ among states,but a deed to or from an unincorporated association may have specialized requirements to be legal.

References in periodicals archive ?
By combining Kropotkin's conception of voluntary association with Proudhon and Bakunin's federalism, Ward developed his own original conception of 'topless' or 'horizontal' federations.
In the exploration of contextual effects on voluntary association membership, previous research has focused on comparative projects examining country level structural contexts or determinants of civic engagement (Schofer and Fourcade-Gourinchas 2001; Baer et al.
Most of the existing Canadian literature on voluntary association involvement has focused, not on ethnic patterns, but on the somewhat related questions of linguistic and regional differences.
The American Down and Feather Section is a voluntary association of dealers, buyers, sellers and processors of feather and down used in home fashion products.
In an interview last August, Al Tayib Zein Al Abdin, Secretary-General of the SIRC, defined the council as 'an independent, voluntary association of religious leaders'.
In some cases, it has been a matter of direct financial support from a Baptist organization, like a state convention or a voluntary association of Baptist individuals.
Class is a voluntary association based at Lowerhouse Lane, Norris Green,providing services for local people.
Project: Explaining regional variations in voluntary association participation in Canada.
ICAC is a voluntary association of insurance industry organizations committed to the control of arson through prevention and competent investigation.
For instance, students required to volunteer a certain number of hours to voluntary association as part of their schooling may choose associations which facilitate that sort of quantification.
The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary association of governments and people of 54 independent countries around the world.
Full browser ?