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 In her second home, Mercy finds new friends but also danger in the form of an affectionate employer, his jealous wife and the wife’s predatory son, who stalks and threatens Mercy and a fellow servant. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 21 Apr. 2022 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, 3 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of fellow servant

1900, in the meaning defined above

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4 May 2022

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“Fellow servant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fellow%20servant. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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