joint enterprise
joint enterprise n
2: an undertaking of two or more parties for a common purpose in which each shares a common interest and an equal right of control (as of a vehicle)
◇ In regard to a tort involving such an enterprise, a third party may impute negligence of one party (as a driver) to another in the enterprise.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

joint enterprise
index affiliation (connectedness), association (connection)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


joint enterprise
n.
An enterprise undertaken by two or more people who agree on a common purpose and share control of the project and a financial interest in it.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


joint enterprise
An activity joined into by two or more people, with common interests and level of control. The enterprise may be for profit, such as a business partnership or joint venture; or it may be a criminal conspiracy or an instance of group negligence.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


joint enterprise
n.
1 In criminal law, a conspiracy or cooperation of two or more individuals to commit a crime.
2 In tort law, a business enterprise conducted by several individuals, who each share in the liability arising from their activities.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

joint enterprise
n.
   a generic term for an activity of two or more people, usually (but not necessarily) for profit, which may include partnership, joint venture or any business in which more than one person invests, works, has equal management control and/or is otherwise involved for an agreed upon goal or purpose. One significant factor is that if a court finds that two or more people are involved in a joint enterprise and there is negligent damage to an outside party by any one of the enterprisers, or breach of a contract made by the joint enterprise, each of those who are part of the enterprise will be liable for all the damages to the party. However, not all joint enterprises are partnerships or joint ventures, although the terms are often used improperly as if they were synonymous.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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