What is Incorporation?

Legal Definition
Incorporation is the forming of a new corporation (a corporation being a legal entity that is effectively recognized as a person under the law). The corporation may be a business, a non-profit organization, sports club, or a government of a new city or town. This article focuses on the process of incorporation; see also corporation.
-- Wikipedia
Legal Definition
This term is frequently confounded, particularly in the old books, with corporation. The distinction between them is this, that by incorporation is understood the act by which a corporation is created; by corporation is meant the body thus created. Vide Corporation.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
1. The act or process of forming or creating a corporation; the formation of a legal or political body, with the quality of perpetual existence and succession, unless limited by the act of incorporation.

2. The method of making one document of any kind become a part of another separate document by referring to the former In the latter, and declaring that the former shall be taken and considered as a part of the latter the same as if it were fully set out therein. This is more fully described as "incorporation by reference." If the one document is copied at length in the other, it ls called "actual Incorporation."

3. In the civil law. The union of one domain to another.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
The process of incorporating a business.

See Incorporate.
Legal Definition
Civil law. The union of one domain to another.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
The act of incorporating; also, same as Corporation.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary