The Law Dictionary

Your Free Online Legal Dictionary • Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary, 2nd Ed.

FORMAL ORGANIZATION Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

An organization’s written, specific, approved rules set to govern its procedures and operations. These rules leave little room for misunderstandings. These rules may be strictly adhered to for compliance, or, as in some cases, considered little more than a formality that few follow, as a guidance. This depends on the individual organization.


This article contains general legal information but does not constitute professional legal advice for your particular situation. The Law Dictionary is not a law firm, and this page does not create an attorney-client or legal adviser relationship. If you have specific questions, please consult a qualified attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.