Organization – a body of persons formed to engage ina common activity or to pursue a common purpose


1. A body of persons (such as a union or corporation) formed for a common purpose. — aka society.

2. See UNION. [1]

1. A corporation, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate trust, partnership or association, two or more persons having a joint or common interest, or any other legal or commercial entity.  UCC § 1-201(28).  Planning, arranging, and developing, as in organizing a corporation or a labor union.  A term of practical politics; the leadership of a political party in a town, city, county, or state and those of the party, committeemen and others, who support the leadership. [2]

1. A group of persons joined together to engage in a common activity or to pursue a common purpose.  EXAMPLES: a corporation; an unincorporated association; a labor union; a sorority.

2. The act of organizing. [3]

Types of Organizations:

association – an unincorporated collection of persons with no legal existence independent of its members; if it has sufficient corporate attributes (i.e. centralized management, continuity of existence, limited liability), it may be classified and taxed as a corporation.
  • interest group – an association of people who join together to try to influence popular opinion or government action.

special interest group – an organization that seeks to influence legislation or govern policy in favor of a particular interest or issue, especially by lobbying.— Abbr. SIG. — aka special interest.

  • political-action committee (PAC) – An organization formed by a special-interest group to raise and contribute money to the campaigns of political candidates who seem likely to promote its interests; a group formed by a business, union, or interest group to help raise money for politicians who support the group’s public-policy interests.
  • pressure group – an interest group or an organization that engages in a campaign to sway public opinion and change government policy.


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.


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