Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    Servants in a common employment, of the same master, and under his control. See 57 N. J. L. 400, 51 Am. St. Rep. 604, 31 Atl. 619. See, also, 36 Am. Dec. 287, note.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The decided weight of authority is to the effect that all who serve the same master, work under the same control, derive authority and compensation from the same common source, and are engaged in the same general business, though it may be in different grades or departments of it, are fellow-servants, who take the risk of each other's negligence. 2 Thomp. Neg. p. 1026, ยง 31. And see McAndrews v. Burns, 39 N. J. Law, 119; Justice v. Pennsylvania Co., 130 Ind. 321, 30 N. E. 303; Wright v. New York Cent. R. Co., 25 N. Y. 565; Glover v. Kansas City Bolt Co.., 153 Mo. 327, 55 S. W. 88; Brunell v. Southern Pac. Co., 34 Or. 256, 56 Pac. 129; Doughty v. Penobscot Log Driving Co., 76 Me. 146; McMaster v. Illinois Cent. R. Co.., 65 Miss. 264, 4 South. 59, 7 Am. St Rep. 653; Daniels v. Union Pac. Ry. Co., 6 Utah, 357, 23 Pan. 762; Weeks v. Scharer, 129 Fed. 335, 64 C. C. A. 11.