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partnership

[pahrt-ner-ship] /ˈpɑrt nərˌʃɪp/
noun
1.
the state or condition of being a partner; participation; association; joint interest.
2.
Law.
  1. the relation subsisting between partners.
  2. the contract creating this relation.
  3. an association of persons joined as partners in business.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; partner + -ship
Related forms
prepartnership, noun
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  • One partnership ran for many years but does not now operate, because of a change in strategy by the foreign partner.
  • It has good links with local business through a business partnership programme, guest speakers and executives in residence.
  • The plan emphasizes the need to share knowledge and scientific capacity, and establishes a new type of conservation partnership.
  • In partnership with curators and museum directors, they transform ideas into exhibit plans.
  • GM has not disclosed when vehicles resulting from the partnership might launch.
  • The precise form of public-private partnership still appears to be finely balanced.
  • Public-private partnership proposed to develop pharmaceuticals.
  • Then she bounds away in a series of leaps, a dancer in perfect partnership with the trees.
  • Yet under the partnership pact, the partners have to wait for the pot of gold.
  • Instead, it was all partnership this and shared values that.
British Dictionary definitions for partnership

partnership

/ˈpɑːtnəʃɪp/
noun
1.
  1. a contractual relationship between two or more persons carrying on a joint business venture with a view to profit, each incurring liability for losses and the right to share in the profits
  2. the deed creating such a relationship
  3. the persons associated in such a relationship
2.
the state or condition of being a partner
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Word Origin and History for partnership
n.

1570s, from partner (n.) + -ship. In the commercial sense from c.1700.

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partnership in Culture

partnership definition


An association of two or more persons to conduct a business. In contrast to a corporation, those who engage in a partnership are liable for debts incurred by the company to the full extent of their private fortunes rather than merely to the extent of their investment.

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