copartnership

noun co·part·ner·ship \ ˌkō-ˈpärt-nər-ˌship \
variants: or co-partnership

Definition of copartnership

plural copartnerships or co-partnerships
1 : the state or right of a copartner
  • was offered copartnership after five years with the firm
2 : a company of copartners : partnership
  • dissolved the copartnership due to financial difficulties

First Known Use of copartnership

1574

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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