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[koh-pahrt-ner, koh-pahrt-]
  1. a partner or associate, as in a business.
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Origin of copartner

First recorded in 1495–1505; co- + partner
Related formsco·part·ner·ship, noun
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Examples from the Web for copartnership

Historical Examples

  • No company and no copartnership can be forced upon a nation.

    Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume X (of 20)

    Charles Sumner

  • 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.


    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

British Dictionary definitions for copartnership


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