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  1. one of the signers of the articles or certificate of legal incorporation.
  2. one of the persons to whom the charter is granted in a corporation created by special act of the legislature.
  3. a person who incorporates.
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Origin of incorporator

First recorded in 1820–30; incorporate1 + -or2
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Examples from the Web for incorporators

Historical Examples

  • The incorporators were the five women who had left the club at the Settlement.

    The Leaven in a Great City

    Lillian William Betts

  • The promoter of a corporation need not be one of the incorporators, but he is the active man who engineers the enterprise.

  • The names of the incorporators evidenced the seriousness of the attempt, but nothing came of it.

  • Until the incorporators met and organized there could have been no legal organization of the corporation.

  • I want four incorporators besides myself, and I want you to be one of them.

    Young Wallingford

    George Randolph Chester

British Dictionary definitions for incorporators


  1. a person who incorporates
  2. US commerce
    1. any of the signatories of a certificate of incorporation
    2. any of the original members of a corporation
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