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This is a passage from Wikipedia:


A relatively modern city, Toronto's history dates back to the late-18th century, when its land was first purchased by the British monarchy. The settlement was later established as the Town of York and proclaimed as the new capital of Upper Canada by its lieutenant-governor, John Graves Simcoe. In 1834, York was incorporated as a city and renamed to its present name.


My understanding of the meaning of incorporate is to create a legally recognized company. Is it correct how they use incorporate here? Is there a different meaning?


Thanks so much.

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Hi,

To incorporate is to create a corporaton.

One meaning of 'corporation' is the legal entity that carries on the business of a city or town.

eg Have a look here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_London_Corporation

Clive
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Yes it is a different meaning. Hee are the meanings for incorporate:

in·cor·po·rat·ed

adj.1. United into one body; combined.2. Formed into or organized and maintained as a legal
corporation.