Simple Definition of partnership
: the state of being partners
: a relationship between partners
: a business that is owned by partners
Full Definition of partnership
2 a : a legal relation existing between two or more persons contractually associated as joint principals in a business b : the persons joined together in a partnership
3 : a relationship resembling a legal partnership and usually involving close cooperation between parties having specified and joint rights and responsibilities
Examples of partnership
two people joined in partnership
scientists working in partnership with each other
The company is developing a new car in partnership with leading auto manufacturers in Japan.
Their marriage is a partnership that has remained strong despite family illness.
The singing duo has maintained a successful partnership for 20 years.
a notable partnership between two experienced scientists in the field
He joined the partnership last year.
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PARTNERSHIP Defined for Kids
Definition of partnership
: an arrangement in which people engage in an activity or business with one another or share something with each other
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