fellow servant


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fellow servant

n.
One of a group of employees working together under such circumstances that the employer, under common law, is not considered liable for injury to one worker resulting from the negligence of another.
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Allen, the housekeeper, was, so far as it went, a corroboration of that of her fellow servant.
Falling to his knees, his fellow servant begged him, 'Be patient with me, and I will pay you back.
Her friendship with fellow servant Mary is abruptly ended when the son of the house impregnates Mary and refuses to marry her.
Fellow servant John (Michael Grady-Hall) returns from a dance.
For example, in Bulbul's adapted version of The Knights, four of the actors perform a scene in which Xicias and Demosthenes steal a set of oracles that their fellow servant, Cleon, has kept hidden.
He decides to stay in the New World, becoming one of the Founding Fathers of America, eventually marrying Elizabeth Tilley, a fellow servant on that historic voyage.
Jesus made this very clear in the parable of the unforgiving servant (Matthew 18:21-35) who is punished by his master for not forgiving a fellow servant after he himself had been forgiven.
He capped the session by reading "Ang Tagasilbing Hindi Marunong Magpatawad," as retold by Boots Pastor, the story of a servant whose debt was forgiven by his master but who did not extend the same forgiveness to a fellow servant who owed him.
A fellow servant at the Palace said: "Everyone here is sad that Azim has gone.
Foolishly, the lodgekeeper and a fellow servant ran to take shelter under a tree, taking their long metal scythes in hand.
The image of a nun about to tie tongues with a fellow servant of God generated a whopping 10 complaints from horrified readers of the two magazines it originally appeared in.
Shockingly, the servant leaves the presence of the master and seeks out a fellow servant who owed him a few dollars and roughly demands payment.
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