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Certificate of Incorporation

Definition - What does Certificate of Incorporation mean?

Certificate of Incorporation refers to the document filed with the concerned authorities before the establishment of a corporation. The concerned authority in this case usually is Division or Corporation or Secretary of State – depending upon the state laws. The document is also known as “articles of incorporation.”

Justipedia explains Certificate of Incorporation

As it is required by law, certificate of incorporation includes main place of business, the purpose of business, the details of the directors who will be running the business. and also the type and amount of shares (stock) it is allowed to issue.

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