firm n [German Firma, from Italian, signature, ultimately from Latin firmare to make firm, confirm]1: the name or title under which a company transacts business2: a partnership of two or more persons that is not recognized as a legal person distinct from the members composing it3: a business unit or enterprise
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
anchored, balanced, confirmed, durable, established, fast, fastened, firmus, fixed, immobile, immotile, immovable, indissoluble, inflexible, irremovable, moored, motionless, rigid, rooted, secure, secured, securely fixed, set, settled, solid, solidus, sound, stabilis, stable, stanch, stationary, steadfast, steady, stout, strong, sturdy, substantial, taut, unalterable, unbending, unmovable, unmoving, unyielding
associated concepts: firm offer
association, bureau, business, business establishment, business house, commercial enterprise, commercial house, company, concern, enterprise, establishment, holding company, house, industry, institution, joint concern, office, organization, partnership
associated concepts: corporation, law firm, professional corporation
business (commercial enterprise), certain (fixed), cohesive (compact), compact (dense), company (enterprise), concern (business establishment), concrete, constant, corporation, corporeal, definite, durable, earnest, enterprise (economic organization), faithful (loyal), fixed (securely placed), house, immutable, indomitable, inexorable, inflexible, infrangible, inseparable, institute, intractable, ironclad, irreconcilable, irrevocable, loyal, obdurate, ossified, partnership, patient, peremptory (imperative), pertinacious, purposeful, renitent, resolute, rigid, secure (sound), sedulous, serious (devoted), severe, solid (compact), solid (sound), spartan, stable, staunch, steadfast, strong, unalterable, unbending, uncompromising, undaunted, undeniable, unyielding, well-grounded
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006