Legal Definition and Related Resources of Promoter

Meaning of Promoter

In corporate law, the term has a definite established meaning as denoting a person who sets in motion the machinery by which a company is created and brings together investors to contribute capital of the corporation . To be a promoter within the means of securities and exchange commission Rules, one must either be active in the business of the corporation or actively engaged in the formation of the corporation. See Ingenito v Bermac Corp., (D.C.N. Y.) 441 F.Supp. 525.

Synonyms of Promoter


  • adiutor
  • advocate
  • aider
  • auctor
  • backer
  • benefactor
  • encourager
  • enterpriser
  • fautor
  • financial backer
  • financier
  • founder
  • organizer
  • organizer of business enterprises
  • organizer of commercial enterprises
  • patron
  • planner
  • prime mover
  • publicist
  • sponsor
  • supporter

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Promoter in Historical Law

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Promoter in Law Enforcement

Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of promoter.


See Also

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Police
  • Law Enforcement Agency

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