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Reification, Computers, Companies, Countries and Charters

To reify a concept is to reduce an abstraction to concrete, or objective form.  Reification always occurs within a context,

Constitutions and articles of association are specific examples of the more generic concept of a charter, which is a type of agreement (arguably, a type of contract) which is used to reify any collaborative system, from countries to corporate departments to professional organizations.

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