Partnership in commendam
Commendam Com*men"dam, n. [LL. dare in commendam to give into trust.] (Eng. Eccl. Law) A vacant living or benefice commended to a cleric (usually a bishop) who enjoyed the revenue until a pastor was provided. A living so held was said to be held in commendam. The practice was abolished by law in 1836. [1913 Webster]

There was [formerly] some sense for commendams. --Selden. [1913 Webster]

{Partnership in commendam}. See under {Partnership}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Partnership in commendam — Partnership Part ner*ship, n. 1. The state or condition of being a partner; as, to be in partnership with another; to have partnership in the fortunes of a family or a state. [1913 Webster] 2. A division or sharing among partners; joint… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • partnership in commendam — see partnership Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • in commendam — in com·men·dam /ˌin kə men dəm/ adj [New Latin, translation of French ( societé ) en commandité (company) in limited partnership] in the civil law of Louisiana: characterized by partnership liability that is limited to the amount of capital… …   Law dictionary

  • In commendam — In com*men dam [See {Commendam}.] (Law) See {Commendam}, and {Partnership in Commendam}, under {Partnership}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in commendam — /in kamendam/ In commendation; as a commended living. See commenda. A term applied in Louisiana to a limited partnership, answering to the French en commandite …   Black's law dictionary

  • in commendam — /in kamendam/ In commendation; as a commended living. See commenda. A term applied in Louisiana to a limited partnership, answering to the French en commandite …   Black's law dictionary

  • partner in commendam — a partner in civil law whose liability to creditors of the partnership is restricted to the capital furnished or agreed to be furnished so long as he does not become active and who resembles a limited partner in common law …   Useful english dictionary

  • partner in commendam — A term of the Louisiana law for limited partner. Tatum v Acadian Production Corp. (DC La) 35 F 40. See limited partnership …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Commendam — Com*men dam, n. [LL. dare in commendam to give into trust.] (Eng. Eccl. Law) A vacant living or benefice commended to a cleric (usually a bishop) who enjoyed the revenue until a pastor was provided. A living so held was said to be held in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • partnership — part·ner·ship n: an association of two or more persons or entities that conduct a business for profit as co owners see also uniform partnership act in the important laws section compare corporation, joint venture, sole pro …   Law dictionary

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