fellow servant


Definition of fellow servant

: an employee working with another employee under such circumstances that each one if negligent may expose the other to harm which the employer cannot reasonably be expected to guard against or be held legally liable for

Examples of fellow servant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He and Lyra form a friendship, often venturing together around the grounds or getting into playful turf wars with fellow servant and Gyptian children. Nick Romano, EW.com, "His Dark Materials digi-dictionary: Your guide to the HBO series multiverse," 3 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of fellow servant

1900, in the meaning defined above

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22 Nov 2019

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“Fellow servant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fellow%20servant. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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