[§414D-200]  Definitions.  As used in this part:

     "Association" means an association organized under chapter 421 or 421C.

     "Merger" means the procedure authorized by this part in which one domestic or foreign entity combines with one or more domestic or foreign entities resulting in either one surviving entity or one new entity.

     "Organizing articles" means:

     (1)  For an association, corporation, or nonprofit corporation, the articles of incorporation;

     (2)  For a general partnership or limited liability partnership, the registration statement;

     (3)  For a limited partnership, the certificate of limited partnership; and

     (4)  For a limited liability company, the articles of organization.

     "Other business entity" means a profit corporation, limited liability company, general partnership, limited partnership, limited liability partnership, or association. [L 2004, c 121, §1]