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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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Tanned, groomed and cosmetically assisted to within an inch of his life, he keeps company with an ageing groupie gang of (so we are told) ex-lovers, one of whom screamed when she heard the pregnancy rumour.
Carbon paired with a couple of oxygens is bad news for the atmosphere, but it's when carbon keeps company with a harem of fluorine atoms that things really heat up.
AS the sire of just one litter, Lurig King is seldom seen on the racecard breeding line, but with his son Bowmers King competing in heat three tonight, he keeps company with Carlton Bale, Honcho Classic, Jamella Prince and Larkhill Jo, all heavily patronised stud dogs with runners in the qualifier.