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Definition of Partnership

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Partnership

Shared ownership among two or more individuals, some of whom may, but do not necessarily,
have limited liability. See: general partnership, limited partnership, and master limited partnership.


Partnership

A form of business organization in which owners have unlimited personal
liability for the actions of the business, though this problem has been mitigated
through the use of the limited liability partnership.


partnership

Business owned by two or more persons who are personally responsible for all its liabilities.


Partnership

Non-incorporated business venture of two or more individuals or companies. Profits or losses flow, directly and equally, to the partners.



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General partnership

A partnership in which all partners are general partners.


limited liability partnership

an organizational form that is a hybrid of the corporate and partnership organizational
forms and used to limit the personal liability of the owners;
it is typically used by large professional (such as accounting) firms



Limited partnership

A partnership that includes one or more partners who have limited liability.


Limited partnership

A partnership that includes one or more partners who have limited liability.


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Master limited partnership (MLP)

A publicly traded limited partnership.


General partner

A partner who has unlimited liability for the obligations of the partnership.


limited liability company

an organizational form that is a hybrid of the corporate and partnership organizational
forms and used to limit the personal liability of the owners;
it is typically used by small professional (such as accounting) firms


Limited partner

A partner who has limited legal liability for the obligations of the partnership.


organizational form

an entity’s legal nature (for example,
sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation)


Policyholder

This is the person who owns a life insurance policy. This is usually the insured person, but it may also be a relative of the insured, a partnership or a corporation. There are instances in marriage breakup (or relationship breakup with dependent children) where appropriate life insurance on the support provider, owned and paid for by the ex-spouse receiving the support is an acceptable method of ensuring future security.


Unlimited liability

Full liability for the debt and other obligations of a legal entity. The general partners of a
partnership have unlimited liability.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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