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copartner

a partner or associate, esp an equal partner in business
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Your daughter Bella,' said Mrs Wilfer, with a lofty air of never having had the least copartnership in that young lady: of whom she now made reproachful mention as an article of luxury which her husband had set up entirely on his own account, and in direct opposition to her advice: '--your daughter Bella has bestowed herself upon a Mendicant.'
art 12, [section] 22 ("Monopolies and trusts shall never be allowed in this state, and no incorporated company, copartnership, or association of persons in this state shall directly or indirectly combine or make any contract with any other incorporated company, foreign or domestic, through their stockholders, or the trustees or assignees of such stockholders, or with any copartnership or association of persons, or in any manner whatever for the purpose of fixing the price or limiting the production or regulating the transportation of any product or commodity.
Recently Moor Pool was awarded a history plate by the Birmingham Civic Society marking the estate's creation more than 100 years ago as the first copartnership housing association.
By transferring the estate over to Bournville Village Trust in 1900, George Cadbury introduced the principles of ownership and copartnership into English housing.