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partnership

a. 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
b. the deed creating such a relationship
c. the persons associated in such a relationship
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Partnership

A legal relationship existing between two or more persons contractually associated as joint principals in a business as co-owners.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Partnership

 

in the United States, Great Britain, and certain other bourgeois states that have adopted the Anglo-Saxon system of law, a legal and organizational form for capitalist enterprises.

A partnership is defined by law as a relationship that exists between persons who are jointly conducting a business for profit. Relations between partners are regulated by contract. A partnership is not considered a legal entity; its assets are jointly owned by the partners. In the absence of special agreement to the contrary, each partner is an authorized agent for the partnership and has the right to transact business. Partners bear joint liability to creditors for contract obligations.

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