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do vb

1 : perform execute
2 : commit [did this act of cruelty]
verbal auxiliary
used with the infinitive without to to form present and past tenses in legal and parliamentary language
[ hereby bequeath]

do business
: to be engaged in business activities (as soliciting sales)
: to engage in activities sufficient to subject a foreign company to the personal jurisdiction of a state [was sufficient to constitute doing business in the state "International Shoe Co. v. Washington, 326 U.S. 310 (1945)"] see also doing business statute

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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