as·so·ciate /ə-'sō-shē-ət, -sē-ət, -shət/ n: a lawyer employed by a law firm compare partner

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun adjunct, aid, aide-de-camp, assistant, auxiliary, coadjutant, coadjutor, coadjuvant, cohelper, cohort, collaborator, colleague, comate, companion, compeer, confederate, confidante, confrere, cooperator, copartner, coworker, fellow worker, friend, partner, socius, sodalis associated concepts: associates in a law office, confederacy, partner, union II index abettor, accomplice, affiliate (noun), affiliate (verb), appertain, assistant, chapter (branch), coactor, coadjutant, cohort, colleague, combine (act in concert), commingle, confederate, connect (relate), consociate, consort, conspire, conspirer, constituent (member), contributor (contributor), cooperate, copartner (business associate), copartner (coconspirator), corporation, correlate, desegregate, engage (involve), federalize (associate), federate, implicate, involve (implicate), involve (participate), join (associate oneself with), meet, member (individual in a group), merge, organ, organize (unionize), participant, participate, partner, peer, pool, relate (establish a connection), unite

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

An associate is very widely defined under Section 52 of the Companies Act 1989 to include individuals related to directors, people with whom a director is in partnership, a company under the same control or where there is a person with controlling interests in the debtor and payee companies.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

To be connected with or work with someone.
A colleague, often a subordinate one; in a law firm, associates are lawyers who are employees of the firm, as opposed to partners, who are owners.

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

In a professional organzation, a junior professional; for example, in a law firm, a lawyer with less experience than a partner.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

This term has different meanings depending on its context:
• In the context of section 344 of the Companies Act 2006 (independence requirement) in relation to an individual, it means the individual's spouse, civil partner, minor child, stepchild, body corporate of which the individual is a director or any employee or partner of the individual. In relation to a body corporate, it means any body corporate of which that body is a director, a body corporate of the same group as that body or any employee or partner of that body or a body corporate in the same group. In relation to a partnership that is a legal person under the law by which it is governed, it means any body corporate of which that partnership is a director, an employee of or partner in that partnership and any person who is an associate of a partner in that partnership. In relation to a partnership that is not a legal person under the law by which it is governed, it means any person who is an associate of any of the partners.
• In the context of the Insolvency Act 1986, in relation to an individual, it means the individual's spouse or relative (including brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and former/reputed spouse), or the spouse of a relative of the individual or the individual's spouse. In relation to a partnership, it means any person with whom the person is in partnership, the spouse or relative of any individual with whom he is in partnership. The term also includes an employee or employer. A company may be an associate of another company if the same person has control of both, or a person has control of one and his associates have control of the other (section 435).
• In the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers, this term is used in relation to the disclosure of dealings under Rule 8 and in that context it is intended to cover all persons (whether or not acting in concert) who directly or indirectly own or deal in the shares of the bidder or the target in an offer and who have (in addition to their normal interests as shareholders) an interest or potential interest, whether commercial, financial or personal, in the outcome of the offer. They normally include members of the same group and associated companies, holders of 5% of the equity or voting share capital or convertibles of the relevant party as well as the relevant party's pension funds, directors and advisers.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

1 A colleague, companion, partner, or fellow employee.
2 A junior member of an association, institution, organization, profession, or society.
3 A junior member of a law firm who typically works on salary and does not share in the ownership, profits, or decision-making of the firm.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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