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close corporation

[klohs] /kloʊs/
Origin of close corporation
First recorded in 1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The profession, by reason of this feeling, was rather a close corporation.

    Stage Confidences Clara Morris
  • This guild is a close corporation, and is governed by strict laws.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • They are not; they are merely the employees of a close corporation.

    Empire Builders Francis Lynde
  • They've got to take in a third party to keep it a close corporation.

    Roast Beef, Medium Edna Ferber
  • This close corporation of printers and publishers exercised its powers for the protection of its members rather than of authors.

    The Facts About Shakespeare William Allan Nielson
  • A close corporation—stock held at $5,000 per share, but none in the market.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • For they belonged to the close corporation of "bien men," and his familiarity with them was a proof to the world of his greatness.

    The House with the Green Shutters George Douglas Brown
  • A Royal Charter, making the proposed university a close corporation under the control of Anglican clergymen, was obtained.

  • The wells were owned by a close corporation of local Burmans known as twinzas, who had exclusive hereditary rights.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
  • 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

(South African) a small private limited company c.c.
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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