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S.A. generally designates corporations in various countries, mostly those employing the civil law. Though literally translated as anonymous society, anonymous company, anonymous partnership, or share company, it is known more commonly in English as a public limited company and can be differentiated from partnerships and limited liability companies.

S.A. can be an abbreviation of:

  • Sociedad Anónima or Sociedad por Acciones in Spanish; variations include "S.A. de C.V.", Sociedad Anónima de Capital Variable and "S.A.B. de C.V.", Sociedad Anónima Bursátil de Capital Variable for publicly traded companies in Mexico
  • Societat Anònima in Catalan
  • Sociedade Anónima in Galician and in Portuguese (as well as in Macao SAR of China); Sociedade Anônima in Brazilian Portuguese
  • Sociedá Anónima in Asturian and Leonese
  • Società anonima in Italian
  • Société anonyme in French (as commonly used in French speaking countries, such as France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Monaco; and in some Francophone countries like Lebanon, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Mauritania and various African countries)
  • Spółka akcyjna in Polish
  • Societate pe acţiuni in Romanian

It is equivalent in both literal meaning and practical function to:

It is equivalent in practical function to:

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