Define: Articles Of Association

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Definition: Articles Of Association

Quick Summary of Articles Of Association

Document setting out the relative rights of shareholders in a limited liability company.

What is the dictionary definition of Articles Of Association?

Dictionary Definition

Articles of association are a document that specifies the regulations for a company’s operations and defines the company’s purpose. The document lays out how tasks are to be accomplished within an organisation, including the process for appointing directors and how financial records are handled.


Full Definition of Articles Of Association

This is the document that arranges the internal relationships, for example, between members of the company, and the duties of directors. The Companies Act 1985 gives a model known as Table A.


Synonyms For Articles Of Association

bylaws, articles of incorporation, instruments of incorporation, constituent act, constitutive act

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Articles Of Association are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.