An association or company of persons (generally not Incorporated) unit ed together for any mutual or common purpose. In a wider seuse, the community or public; the people in general. See New York County Medical Ass’n v. New York, 32 Misc. Bep. 116, 65 N. Y. Supp. 531; Josey v. Union L. & T. Co., 106 Ga. 608, 32 S. E. 628; Gilmer v. Stone, 120 U. S. 586, 7 Sup. Ct. 689, 30 L. Ed. 734. Socii mei socius mens socius non est. The partner of my partner is not my partner. Dig. 50, 17, 47, 1.
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