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close corporation

[klohs] /kloʊs/
Origin of close corporation
1915-1920
First recorded in 1915-20
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  • This guild is a close corporation, and is governed by strict laws.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • It is a close corporation, and its membership limit is one hundred.

    Christian Science Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • They've got to take in a third party to keep it a close corporation.

    Roast Beef, Medium Edna Ferber
  • From the beginning the Standard Oil had always been a close corporation.

    The Age of Big Business Burton J. Hendrick
  • They are not; they are merely the employees of a close corporation.

    Empire Builders

    Francis Lynde
  • The profession, by reason of this feeling, was rather a close corporation.

    Stage Confidences Clara Morris
  • In a struggle between a popular body and a close corporation, the latter, I am happy to say, in these days goes to the wall.

  • A close corporation—stock held at $5,000 per share, but none in the market.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • A Royal Charter, making the proposed university a close corporation under the control of Anglican clergymen, was obtained.

  • Marriage is a close corporation, and unless a fellow gets the controlling interest at the start he can't pick it up later.

    Old Gorgon Graham George Horace Lorimer
British Dictionary definitions for close corporation

close corporation

/kləʊs/
noun
1.
(South African) a small private limited company c.c.
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