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Smita_L01042008 (student)     24 May 2011

Meaning of word 'M/s'

Dear members,

 

The word "M/s" is frequently used in corporates. Can anybody explain the meaning of this word. For which corporate entity this word is used?

 

Regards to all



Learning

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M.Sheik Mohammed Ali (advocate)     24 May 2011

M/S is short for Messrs which is the plural for Mr in French. The term M/S is generally placed before the names of partnership firms to indicate that it is firm comprising several partners and is not a sole proprietorship. For instance, M/S Batliwala & Co (there are partners other than Batliwala in the firm of Baltiwala & Co). In India, the term is also sometimes mistakenly used in the names of joint-stock companies such as for example M/S Reliance Industries Limited. This is not correct since a joint stock company under law is an artificial person by itself; but looks like the practise has caught on.

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Smita_L01042008 (student)     24 May 2011

Thanks Mr. Ali

A V Vishal (Advocate)     24 May 2011

The plural of ‘Mr’: often used with the names of two or more men in the name of a business

Dev (Manager)     10 December 2012

Mr. Ali is right, M/S is short for Messrs which is the plural for Mr in French. The term M/S is generally placed before the names of partnership firms to indicate that it is firm comprising several partners and is not a sole proprietorship.

AMIT YADAV (PROPRIETOR)     30 October 2014

Dear Sir,

 

I am the solo owner of a proprietorship company name "REALTY VENTURES".

Can i use M/s b4 my company name.

What is the right way to write my company name for legal documents

a. REALTY VENTURES

B. M/S REALTY VENTURES

 

Please reply on my email id.

I shall be thankful to you.

 

Regards

Amit yadav || +91-9990666747

AMIT YADAV (PROPRIETOR)     30 October 2014

Dear Sir,

 

I am the solo owner of a proprietorship company name "REALTY VENTURES".

Can i use M/s b4 my company name.

What is the right way to write my company name for legal documents

a. REALTY VENTURES

B. M/S REALTY VENTURES

 

Please reply on my email id.

I shall be thankful to you.

 

Regards

Amit yadav || +91-9990666747

amit.realtyventures@gmail.com

Sudhir Kumar, Advocate (Advocate)     02 November 2014

not a legal query

Zeta Teresa Pereira   04 February 2020

Hi,

M/S is short for Messieurs, which is the plural word for Mister in English. One of the reasons for their usage could be to address the partners in a firm or a company. 

Thanks.


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