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incorporate vb

1 : to unite with something else to form a whole [ the agreement into the divorce]
2 : to form (as a business) into a legal corporation
3 : to include (rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights) within the guarantees of the Fourteenth Amendment see also selective incorporation, total incorporation
: to form a legal corporation
in·cor·po·ra·tion [in-kȯr-pə-rā-shən]

incorporate by reference
: to make (the terms of a contemporaneous or earlier document) part of another document (as a codicil) by specific reference in that document see also republish

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

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