Definition of société anonyme in US English:

société anonyme

(also societe anonyme)

noun

  • In French civil law: a limited company. Abbreviated S.A. Compare "limited liability company".

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Decisions Court of Session 1834. From French société anonyme from société + anonyme anonymous.

Pronunciation

société anonyme

/ˌsɒsɪeɪˈteɪ ˌanɒˈniːm/