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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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brushed haunted and grey, I keep company with the clouds, their gaunt
The Ladbrokes St Leger and Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup hero had usual partner Neil Varley in the plate and, with Sir Michael Stoute taking a short break in Mallorca, he was asked only to keep company with Warringah (Kevin Bradshaw), with a more serious examination likely at the weekend when the trainer returns.
Eric Rowan once said of his work: "Grainger creates a world of the imagination; a world in which ivory towers mingle with hot dogs; where the ideas of Breughel and Schongauer keep company with the tracks of snails and slugs; and in which medieval machines are contrasted with letters to a friend.
The idea is to help keep company costs down and benefit the environment.
As opposed to trying to keep company adjusters out of the loss, public adjusters encourage their counterparts to participate in joint scope walk-throughs, recognizing that most of the issues to be dealt with have to do with scope and not costing.