New York General Associations Law Section 2 - Definitions.

2. Definitions. As used in this chapter: 1. The term "joint stock association" includes every unincorporated joint stock association, company or enterprise having written articles of association and capital stock divided into shares, but does not include a corporation or a business trust.

2. The term "business trust" means any association operating a business under a written instrument or declaration of trust, the beneficial interest under which is divided into shares represented by certificates.

3. The term "stockholder" means every member of a joint stock association.

4. The term "association," as used in article four of this chapter, means a joint stock association or a business trust as defined in this section.

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