Definition : Enterprise (operation)

The carrying on by one or more persons of an organized economic activity, whether or not it is commercial in nature, consisting of producing, administering or alienating property, or providing a service, constitutes the operation of an enterprise. Any syndicate of co-owners must be considered as an enterprise, in that it provides  services.

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