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Company

A proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or other form of enterprise that engages in business.

Company

Any organization that engages in business. There are many different structures a company can have, depending primarily on tax considerations and the type of business it does. Among some of the more prominent examples are a sole proprietorship, where an individual works on his/her own and all income is reported as personal income; a partnership, where two or more people create an organization partially distinct from each and where each partner has his/her own role; and a corporation, which is separate and distinct from its owners and is often a legally recognized person. See also: Limited liability company, Publicly-traded company.

company

see JOINT-STOCK COMPANY.

company

see FIRM.
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I keep company with great players from the past and the only way my appointment will be recognised is if I lead this club to success.
If you keep company all year long, you're more likely to stay together for life," Black says.
They keep company with 14,495-foot Mount Whitney, the nation's tallest peak outside Alaska, and with spectacular Kings Canyon, one of the deepest on the continent.
We're delighted to be recognized by Lipper, especially given the many excellent peers with whom we keep company in our asset class," said Stephen Peak, Head of Henderson's European specialist equities team and lead portfolio manager for the European Focus Fund.
Jesus and the devil keep company in the desert together, and when they do, they don't do battle, at least not in the classic sense of a fistfight.