- An unincorporated society or body of individuals, formed for social, political, moral, religious, benevolent, protective, or mutual purposes, or to promote some public, scientific or educational object, or to facilitate business, and not for purposes of trade or direct pecuniary profit. 40 Am J1st Partn § 7. An association in which one may seek, or be accepted into, membership as a matter of choice. If membership is required by law, such as in the case of some public officers or employees, or if membership in a professional society is necessary, in a substantial sense, for the practice of one's profession, such an organization is not voluntary. 6 Am J2d Asso & C § 1.
Ballentine's law dictionary. Anderson, W.S.. 1998.
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