pool 1 n1: an aggregation of the interests, obligations, or undertakings of several parties working togetheran insurance pool2: a group of people available for some purpose see also jury poolpool 2 vt: to combine (as assets or votes) in a common form or effort; esp: to combine (interests) so as not to have a merger of companies considered a purchase for accounting purposes
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
alliance, amalgamation, bank, cartel, coalition, collaboration, collective, collectivism, combination, combination of funds, combine, common fund, common ownership, community of possession, confederacy, confederation, consolidation, consortium, cooperation, copartnership, cosharing, federation, joint concern, joint ownership, joint possession, league, mutual ownership, partnership, syndicate, trust, unification, union
associated concepts: insolvency pool, involuntary market pool, mortgage pool, stock pool
affiliate with, ally, amalgamate, associate, band together, blend, collaborate, combine, confederate, conjoin, connect, consolidate, coordinate, enter into partnership with, federate, involve together, league, merge, mix, share, unify, unite
associated concepts: pooling of assets
combination, combine (act in concert), concert, consolidation, consortium (business cartel), contribution (participation), cooperate, federalize (associate), federation, fund, join (associate oneself with), join (bring together), league, partnership, syndicate, trust (combination of businesses), unite
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
n.(1) A group of people or organizations, especially those involved in the same business, who combine resources to benefit one another and to reduce competition.(2) A common fund contributed to and shared by a number of people, either in legitimate business or in gambling.v.To combine resources or funds.
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.