Constitution

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A document that establishes the identity, purpose, and rules of governance of a nation or organisation. In the context of corporate law, The Companies Act requires that all new businesses submit their constitution to the local registrar.

Also Memorandum of Association (external affairs) and Articles of Association (internal affairs) for European model, and Partnership Deed for the equivalent in a partnership.

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A company's constitution—overview (LexisNexis)