memorandum of association

a legal document that lays down the objects of a registered company and details of the regulation of the company's business dealings. It is one of the two fundamental documents upon which registration of any company is based. See articles of association. Glossary of Business Terms

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memorandum of association memoˌrandum of associˈation noun memoranda of association PLURALFORM or memorandums of association PLURALFORM [countable] LAW
in Britain, one of the documents needed when a company starts doing business, giving details about its activities, capital etc:

• The company's memorandum of association sets out the activities for which the company has been formed.

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memorandum of association UK US noun [C] LAW
in the UK and some other countries, a document needed to officially form a new company, which gives details of its name, activities, managers, share capital, etc.: »

The company's memorandum of association sets out the bounds within which the company must operate.

See also ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION(Cf. articles of association)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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