pool 1 n
1: an aggregation of the interests, obligations, or undertakings of several parties working together
an insurance pool
2: a group of people available for some purpose see also jury pool
pool 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. . 1996.

I noun 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 II verb 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 III index 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. . 2006

(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.
To combine resources or funds.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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