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[koh-pahrt-ner, koh-pahrt-] /koʊˈpɑrt nər, ˈkoʊˌpɑrt-/
a partner or associate, as in a business.
Origin of copartner
First recorded in 1495-1505; co- + partner
Related forms
copartnership, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for copartnership
Historical Examples
  • No company and no copartnership can be forced upon a nation.

  • He has retired from the bench, and practises law in copartnership with senator Berrien, of Georgia.

  • I have told you of a proposition, which I have had some thoughts to make as a kind of copartnership in commerce.

  • Seventh: I would prepare a list of apparent exceptions to copartnership as a working principle.

    Crowds Gerald Stanley Lee
  • Reuben Gray offered himself as sponsor with Hannah, who had no right to refuse this sort of copartnership.


    Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
  • At two o'clock, when he expected to return with Meiselson, if the copartnership were consummated, he would collect 10 per cent.

    The Competitive Nephew Montague Glass
  • It is very generally held that a corporation may not enter into a copartnership with another corporation or an individual.

    Commercial Law

    Samuel Williston, Richard D. Currier, and Richard W. Hill
  • Such is the case—the regal Bengal tiger, as well as his rival the lion, admits of no copartnership in his demesnes.

    The King's Own Captain Frederick Marryat
  • They got the booty with a show of legality, since Hoff signed the copartnership agreement and turned over the checks.

    Average Jones Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • The presidency of our nation is where the copartnership of the states finds conspicuous concrete expression.

    The Hindered Hand Sutton E. Griggs
British Dictionary definitions for copartnership


a partnership or association between two equals, esp in a business enterprise
a form of industrial democracy in which the employees of an organization are partners in the company and share in part of its profits


a partner or associate, esp an equal partner in business
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