joint enterprise

noun

Legal Definition of joint enterprise

2 : an undertaking of two or more parties for a common purpose in which each shares a common interest and an equal right of control (as of a vehicle)

Note: In regard to a tort involving such an enterprise, a third party may impute negligence of one party (as a driver) to another in the enterprise.

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“Joint enterprise.” The Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/joint%20enterprise. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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