from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A partnership in an enterprise, political, commercial, etc.: as, to form a copartnership in business.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being a copartner or of having a joint interest in any matter.
  • noun A partnership or firm. and B. have this day formed a copartnership.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The state of being a copartner or of having a joint interest in any matter.
  • noun A partnership or firm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a partnership in which employees get a share of the profits in addition to their wages


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