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companion

in employment law, a person who accompanies a worker at a disciplinary or grievance hearing. The employer is under a duty to permit such a companion - chosen by the worker - to appear. The employer must permit the worker's companion to address the hearing in order to put the worker's case, sum up that case, respond on the worker's behalf to any view expressed at the hearing and confer with the worker during the hearing.

COMPANION, dom. rel. By 5 Edw. III., st. 5, c. 2, Sec. 1, it is declared to be high treason in any one who "doth compass or imagine the death of our lord the king, or our lady his companion," &c. See 2 Inst. 8, 9; 1 H. H. P. C. 124.

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The companionable Spirit prompts a companionable spirituality that journeys with others towards the day that is coming when all in heaven and on earth is transformed.
"If you grow up with people in the arts, it's a very heady companionable society that one lives in, in the artistic world, and it is hard to get away from it."
He said: "I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude."
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like a parade of migratory birds-- a learned, companionable rhythm
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Chilly, crisp, companionable dark slowly turns to dawn as the horses breeze, this way and that, the Breeders' Cup contenders with their names in bright letters on purple saddlecloths.
The extra money would be a help and if you like them, you can also end up with a new companionable friend.
He would spend the journey engrossed in his laptop, she in a book, but the body language, the smiles, the companionable silences made me think them a very happy couple.