as·so·ci·a·tion n1: a group of persons who share common interests or a common purpose and who are organized with varying degrees of formality compare corporation2: the act of having contact or communication with or keeping company with another3: the sharing (as by an aider and abettor) in the criminal intent of a person who commits a crime
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
affiliation, amalgamation, coalition, combination, combine, company, confederacy, confederation, conlegium, corporation, coterie, federation, guild, league, syndicate, union
associated concepts: articles of association, bar associations, beneficial associations, convenant of associations, joint stock associations, mutual benefit associations, professional associations, unincorporated associations, voluntary associations
bond, coadjuvancy, coalition, colleagueship, combination, conjunction, conlegium, connectedness, consociation, copartnership, coworking, involvement, joint enterprise, link, linkage, organization, participation, partnership, relatedness, relation, relationship, societas, working in concert
adhesion (loyalty), affiliation (amalgamation), affiliation (connectedness), assemblage, attribution, band, cartel, centralization, chain (nexus), coaction, coalescence, coalition, collection (assembly), collusion, committee, company (enterprise), comparison, complex (development), confederacy (compact), conformity (obedience), congregation, conjunction, connection (relation), connivance, consolidation, consortium (business cartel), consortium (marriage companionship), contribution (participation), cooperative, corporation, denomination, federation, firm, foundation (organization), incorporation (formation of a business entity), institute, integration (amalgamation), integration (assimilation), kinship, league, merger, nexus, partnership, party (political organization), profession (vocation), propinquity (kinship), relation (connection), relationship (connection), relevance, society, sodality, syndicate, trust (combination of businesses), union (labor organization)
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.A group of people joined together for a particular purpose; the act of joining together for a specific purpose.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.
A group of people who have joined together for a common purpose. Unlike a corporation, an association is not a legal entity. To make this distinction the term "unincorporated association" is often used, although technically redundant.Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Name, Location & LicensesCategory: Business, LLCs & Corporations → LLCs, Corporations, Partnerships, etc.
Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009.
n. A group of individuals meeting or associated for fellowship or a common purpose.See also freedom of association.@ unincorporated associationAn organized, but unincorporated group of individuals. Thus, the organization does not have a legal existence separate from its members. However, if it has certain characteristics, such as centralized management, that make it more like a corporation than a partnership, it may be treated and taxed as a corporation.@ joint stock associationSame as joint stock company.See also company.@ professional association1 A group of members of a profession organized to practice their profession together. The association may be a partnership, corporation, or some other entity.2 A group of members of a profession organized to promote, improve, regulate, or deal with the public on behalf of their profession, such as a bar association.3 In some states, the same as a professional corporation.See also corporation.@ trade associationAn association of businesses or business organizations that share common concerns or engage in similar activities, such as a chamber of commerce or a trade council.@
Webster's New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000.
n.any group of people who have joined together for a particular purpose, ranging from social to business, and usually meant to be a continuing organization. It can be formal, with rules and/or bylaws, membership requirements and other trappings of an organization, or it can be a collection of people without structure. An association is not a legally established corporation or a partnership. To make this distinction the term "unincorporated association" is often used, although technically redundant.
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.
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