Co*op"er*a*tive (?), a.
Operating jointly to the same end.
Cooperative society, a society established on the principle of a joint-stock association, for the production of commodities, or their purchase and distribution for consumption, or for the borrowing and lending of capital among its members. -- Cooperative store, a store established by a cooperative society, where the members make their purchases and share in the profits or losses.
© Webster 1913.