La palabra del día: Razón social

Singular feminine noun. Name with which a commercial entity or business is legally registered.
The razón social will also have a different suffix depending on the type of commercial company in question. For instance:
Sociedad Anónima: it has the suffix S.A. in their company name. or SA.
Sociedad de Responsabilidad Limitada: it has the suffix S.R.L. or SRL.
Sociedad Colectiva: it uses the suffix S.C. or SC.
Sociedad Comanditaria Simple: this type of partnership uses the suffix S.Com or SCom.
Sociedad Cooperativa: Cooperatives carry the suffix S. Coop.
E.g.: Efectos de cambiar la razón social en las obligaciones laborales: Effects of changing the company name on labor obligations.
The term razón social is used exclusively in a Legal and Business context and I have no idea why we call it this way. It sounds weird even for us. If you know the answer, please let me know and I will quote you here. dc