- the act of incorporating or the state of being incorporated.
- the act of forming a legal corporation.
- Grammar. the inclusion of the object or object reference within the inflected verb form, a type of word-formation frequent in American Indian languages.
- Psychoanalysis. the adoption of the views or characteristics of others, occurring in children as part of learning and maturation and in adults as a defense mechanism.
Origin of incorporation
Examples from the Web for incorporation
I especially love the incorporation of the little elephant with his tusks duct-taped in the photograph.Why I Posed Against Prop 8
June 19, 2009
Acts of incorporation or charters were granted as a matter of course.The Railroad Question
And its incorporation is by no means equivalent to the pollution of epic.An Essay on Satire, Particularly on the Dunciad
The incorporation with Dalmatia was not granted then, but was promised.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 1
The Reformers, on the other hand, had all along been opposed to incorporation.The Story of the Upper Canada Rebellion, Volume 1
John Charles Dent
But in the 'hip' of the rose, the incorporation with the husk of the seed does not take place.Proserpina, Volume 1
Word Origin and History for incorporation
late 14c., incorporacioun, "act or process of combining of substances; absorption of light or moisture," from Old French incorporacion or directly from Late Latin incorporationem (nominative incorporatio), noun of action from past participle stem of incorporare (see incorporate). Meaning "the formation of a corporate body" (such as a guild) is from early 15c.
Incorporation, n. The act of uniting several persons into one fiction called a corporation, in order that they may be no longer responsible for their actions. A, B and C are a corporation. A robs, B steals and C (it is necessary that there be one gentleman in the concern) cheats. It is a pundering, thieving, swindling corporation. But A, B and C, who have jointly determined and severally executed every crime of the corporation, are blameless. [Ambrose Bierce, 1885]