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What does "m/s" stand for in addressing a company’s name?
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M/s stand for Messers (Plural of Mister). It is like we adress to any men or women for salutation...... Because a Company or an organization is also like us. It take birth when it is established and dies and when it is shut down........
Dear Readers, Even experts has doubts in simple matters like this. This is very useful site to everyone. Thanks & Regards, P. Paraman.
Hi, A useful piece of information..... I never know what is m/s before... Thanks for sharing!!! Regards, Jagriti
You r partially right. Messers is applied only when a company’s name has a proper noun in it as the first word. Like M/s. Anil & Co. and not in Standard Printers Co.
"m/s" in addressing a companys name stands for Messers.this prefix indicates organisational name as seperate legal entity.
‘M/s’ is short form of ‘Messrs’, that is, plural of Mr. (Mister). Normally it used for addressing a firm. Probably, it was started to be used when there were no companies (Pvt. Ltd. or Ltd.) and only firms (partnership) were used to be formed by a group of more than one person. Hence, to address to the group of persons who formed the firm the term ‘M/s’ became popular, viz., M/s Ram & Co.
Hello Everyone,

this is my first ever post on this web page, although I have been reading your posts etc and it is useful many a times. Well coming back to the above question M/s. is used for a proprietorship company not for a Pvt Ltd or Public Ltd company. This I learned when I was working with a Chartered Accountant.

Hope this will help you guys.

Yousuf Marfani
There is a good debate about this at Misters or Messers?

Also see both found at

Hence, a search of the web would have highlighted the different views.

Have a nice day.

as already made clear, Messers is a plural form of Mister. here we are addressing a group of people who comprise a company. i.e. in one shot we are addressing a group


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