Cooperative society
Cooperative Co*["o]p"er*a*tive, a. Operating jointly to the same end. [1913 Webster]

{Co["o]perative society}, a society established on the principle of a joint-stock association, for the production of commodities, or their purchase and distribution for consumption, or for the borrowing and lending of capital among its members.

{Co["o]perative store}, a store established by a co["o]perative society, where the members make their purchases and share in the profits or losses. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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