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To formally create a corporation pursuant to the requirements prescribed by state statute; to confer a corporate franchise upon certain individuals.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


v. 1) to obtain an official charter or articles of incorporation from the state for an organization, which may be a profit-making business, a professional business such as a law office or medical office, or a non-profit entity which operates for charitable, social, religious, civic or other public service purposes. The process includes having one or more incorporators (most states require a minimum of three for profit-making companies), choose a name not currently used (nor confusingly similar) by any corporation, prepare articles, determine who will be responsible for accepting service of process, decide on the stock structure, adopt a set of by-laws, file the articles with the Secretary of State of the state of incorporation, and hold a first meeting of incorporators to launch the enterprise. Other steps follow such as electing a board of directors, selecting officers, issuing stock according to state laws and, if there is going to be a stock offering to the public, following the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and/or the State Corporations Commissioner. If the corporation is non-profit, it will have to apply for non-profit status with the home state, and may, if desired, also apply to the Internal Revenue Service for federal non-profit recognition, both of which require detailed explanations of the intended operation of the organization. 2) to include into a unit. (See: corporation, stock, incorporation, incorporate by reference)

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To use Swartz's (2017) terminology, what began as a "radical," utopian panacea encountered nuanced discussions of social challenges and, as a result, became "incorporative," a far less ambitious, far more achievable, and potentially useful set of plans that might never have existed without the radical visions that inspired discussion.
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Gail Ching-Liang Low writes that 'the nineteenth-century naturalisation of geological and evolutionary time, whilst deceptively incorporative in its universal applicability, was in fact founded on difference and separation' (Low, 1996: 24).
Performance itself, as Butler notes, could be intensively related to "the problem of unacknowledged loss," meaning that gender performance "allegorizes a loss it cannot grieve, allegorizes the incorporative fantasy of melancholia whereby an object is phantasmatically taken in or on as a way of refusing to let it go" (Butler 1993: 234-35).
As Butler indicates, "[G]ender performance allegorizes a loss it cannot grieve, allegorizes the incorporative fantasy of melancholia whereby an object is phantasmatically taken in or on as a way of refusing to let it go" (235).
These developments, coupled with a resurgence of Brahmanical authority and the emergence of the Sanskrit Puranas, signal for the authors the advent of a broadly incorporative, pan-Indian "Hinduism." However, while the authors admit that "Puranic Hinduism" was largely accepting of religious plurality, they suggest that the Puranas themselves reflect a growing Brahmanical intolerance of heterodoxy and that practical acceptance of plurality should not be conflated with modern notions of religious toleration.
Instead, I argue that efforts to include or exclude Indians from jurisdictional space can serve as a barometer of different colonial approaches to power over people, one incorporative and aggressive in its assertion of sovereignty through jurisdiction, the other using military force to police subordinate, but autonomous, Indian polities.
In fact, one of the things that most separates the Court's Intentionalist-sounding claims from today's Intentionalism is that its method was broadly incorporative, rather than restrictive.
(198) The so-called "borrowed treaty rule" suggests that "the court's interpretation of an incorporative statute should always be consistent with its interpretation of the source treaty text unless there is compelling evidence that Congress, in enacting the statute, intended to deviate from the rule set forth in the treaty." (199) Though the term "borrowed treaty rule" is a scholarly creation, the Supreme Court has frequently used this interpretive technique.