fellow servant
noun Date: 1900 an employee working with another employee under such circumstances that each one if negligent may expose the other to harm which the employer cannot reasonably be expected to guard against or be held legally liable for

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fellow servant — noun : an employee working with another employee on a common enterprise of their employer under such circumstances that each employee if negligent may expose the other to harm which the employer cannot reasonably be expected to guard against or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • fellow servant — One who works for and is controlled by the same employer; a co worker. Walsh v. Eubanks, 183 Ark. 34, 34 S.W.2d 762, 764. Those engaged in the same type of work, under the control of a common employer. Employees who derive authority and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • fellow servant — One who works for and is controlled by the same employer; a co worker. Walsh v. Eubanks, 183 Ark. 34, 34 S.W.2d 762, 764. Those engaged in the same type of work, under the control of a common employer. Employees who derive authority and… …   Black's law dictionary

  • fellow servant — (under the fellow servant rule) an employee working with another employee for the same employer. [1525 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • fellow servant — /fɛloʊ ˈsɜvənt/ (say feloh servuhnt) noun Law one of a group of workers engaged by the same employer …   Australian English dictionary

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  • fellow servant rule — fellow servant rule, the common law principle that an employer is not to be held accountable for harm or injury done to one servant or worker because of the negligence of another …   Useful english dictionary

  • fellow servant rule — A rule that absolved an employer from liability for injury done to one employee as a result of the negligence of another; now superseded by workers’ compensation. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc.… …   Law dictionary

  • fellow–servant rule — fel·low–ser·vant rule n: a common law rule or doctrine in tort law: an employer is not liable for injuries inflicted on one employee by the fault of another employee during the course of his or her employment ◇ This rule is no longer used in most …   Law dictionary

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