Meaning of FIRM in English

FIRM

n. 1 a a business concern. b the partners in such a concern. 2 a group of persons working together, esp. of hospital doctors and assistants.

[ earlier = signature, style: Sp. & It. firma f. med.L, f. L firmare confirm f. firmus FIRM(1) ]

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