What does "m/s" stand for in addressing a company's name?

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What does "m/s" stand for in addressing a company’s name?

bhandhavi.r -  Member Since: Nov 2009
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........

paramanmba -  Member Since: Jul 2010
Dear Readers, Even experts has doubts in simple matters like this. This is very useful site to everyone. Thanks & Regards, P. Paraman.

jagriti.namdeo -  Member Since: Jan 2010
Hi, A useful piece of information..... I never know what is m/s before... Thanks for sharing!!! Regards, Jagriti

anilnagda -  Member Since: May 2010
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.

vinayakmdeshpande -  Member Since: Aug 2010
"m/s" in addressing a companys name stands for Messers.this prefix indicates organisational name as seperate legal entity.

harsh.kumar -  Member Since: Jan 2010
‘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.

Marfani -  Member Since: Apr 2009
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

nashbramhall -  Member Since: Feb 2008
There is a good debate about this at Misters or Messers?

Also see http://thalmual.com/article/articles...er-format.html both found at http://www.google.co.uk/#q=When+do+y...880e0c34638eae

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

Have a nice day.


ranganathmagge -  Member Since: Jan 2009
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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