alter ego

Definition of "alter ego"
  1. An entity created to offer legal protection to the individual controlling its functions, which might lose its protective role if proven to be a mere cover for the owner
How to use "alter ego" in a sentence
  1. The prosecution argued that the corporation was just an alter ego for the defendant's illegal activities.
  2. After thorough investigation, the business was found to be an alter ego of the owner, exposing him to legal liabilities.
  3. Davis was able to maintain his assets by establishing an alter ego in the form of a limited liability company.

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