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n. The state or relation of being or associate. Companionship of persons on equal and friendly terms; frequent and familiar intercourse. A state of being together; companionship; partnership; association; hence, confederation; joint interest. Those associated with one, as in a family, or a society; a company.

 - (Eng. & Amer. Universities) A foundation for the maintenance, on certain conditions, of a scholar called a fellow, who usually resides at the university.

 - (Arith.) The rule for dividing profit and loss among partners; - called also partnership, company, and distributive proportion. Good fellowship, companionableness; the spirit and disposition befitting comrades.

 - vb. (Eccl.) To acknowledge as of good standing, or in communion according to standards of faith and practice; to admit to Christian fellowship.

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