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Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier.Margaret Young
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- Old French compaignie (French: compagnie), possibly from Late Latin *compania, but this word is not attested.
- A group of individuals with a common purpose, as in a company of actors.
- In legal context, an entity that manufactures or sells products (also known as goods), or provides services as a commercial venture. A corporation.
- In non-legal context, any business, without respect to incorporation.
- Social visitors.
- Keep the house clean, I have company coming.
- I treasure your company.
- A military unit, typically consisting of two or three platoons.
- The Boys in Company C.
- A unit of firefighters and their equipment.
- It took six companies to put out the fire.
- (nautical) The entire crew of a ship.
- (idiomatic) Nickname for an intelligence service.
- As he had worked for the CIA for over 30 years, he would soon take retirement from the company.
in legal context, a corporation
in non-legal context, any business, without respect to incorporation
group of individuals with a common purpose
unit of firefighters and their equipment
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