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What does "m/s" stand for in addressing a company’s name?
13th August 2010 From India, Bhubaneswar

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........
13th August 2010 From India, Hyderabad
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.
14th August 2010 From India, Hyderabad
"m/s" in addressing a companys name stands for Messers.this prefix indicates organisational name as seperate legal entity.
14th August 2010 From India, Mumbai
‘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.
15th August 2010 From India, Mumbai
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
15th August 2010 From Pakistan, Karachi
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
27th September 2010 From India, New Delhi

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