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closed corporation

an incorporated business the stock of which is owned by a small group. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Gunnery was a closed corporation, and the gunner himself a guildsman.

  • We establish standards to keep humanity a closed corporation, a special club in which men can live but aliens can't.

    The Lani People J. F. Bone
  • A new scholarship boy had one day been assigned to the closed corporation of our particular class-room.

    A Labrador Doctor Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • As the years went on she and the boy lived together in a sort of closed corporation paradise of their own.

    Cheerful--By Request Edna Ferber
British Dictionary definitions for closed corporation

closed corporation

(US) a corporation the stock of which is owned by a small number of persons and is rarely traded on the open market Also close corporation
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