Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To bring into being; to cause to exist; to produœ; as, to create a trust in lands, to crcate a corporation. Edwards v. Bibb, 54 Ala. 481; McClellan v. McClellan, 65 Me, 500. To create a charter or a corporation is to make one which never existed bsfore, while to renew one is to give vitality to one which has been forfeited or has expired; and to extend one is to give an existing charter more time than originally limited. Moers v. Reading, 21 Pa. 189; Railroad Co. v. Orton (C. C.) 32 Fed. 473; Indianapolis v. Navin, l&i Ind. 139, 51 N. E. 80, 41 In It. A. 344.