a partner with unlimited liability for the debts of the partnership.
Is It Time For All Couples To Use The Term “Partner”?There are a lot of different words one could use to describe the person with whom they're in a romantic relationship. But, the one word that is most quickly redefining the way we talk about relationships is partner.
Compare special partner.
Origin of general partner
An Americanism dating back to 1885–90
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