ETYM Latin cohors, prop. an inclosure: cf. French cohorte. Related to Court.
Company of soldiers, numbering from 300 to 600, in ancient Roman army; band of associates; American, associate.
1. A band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion).
2. A company of companions or supporters.
ETYM Latin collaborare to labor together; col- + laborare to labor: cf. French collaborateur.
1. An associate who works with others toward a common goal; SYN. cooperator, partner, pardner.
2. Someone who collaborates with an enemy occupying force; SYN. collaborationist, quisling.
ETYM French collčgue, Latin collega one chosen at the same time with another, a partner in office; col- + legare to send or choose as deputy. Related to Legate.
1. A person who is member of one's class or profession; SYN. confrere, fellow.
2. An associate one works with; SYN. co-worker, fellow worker, workfellow.
1. A contract between two or more persons who agree to pool talent and money and share profits or losses.
2. The members of a business venture created by contract.
Two or more persons carrying on a common business for shared profit. The business can be of any kind—for instance, solicitors, shop owners, or window cleaners. A partnership differs from a corporation in that the individuals remain separate in identity and are not protected by limited liability, so that each partner is personally responsible for any debts of the partnership.
In a limited partnership, a general partner or partners with a limited liability manage the enterprise, while limited partners have no management rights and their liability is limited to their investment.