corporate personality
The distinct status of a business organization that has complied with law for its recognition as a legal entity and that has an independent legal existence from that of its officers, directors, and shareholders.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


corporate personality
The distinct status of a business organization that has complied with law for its recognition as a legal entity and that has an independent legal existence from that of its officers, directors, and shareholders.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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