from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of joining.
- n. Law A joining of causes of action or defense in a suit.
- n. Law A joining of parties in a suit.
- n. Law Formal acceptance of an issue offered.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The joining a litigant to a suit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of joining; a putting together; conjunction.
- n. A joining of parties as plaintiffs or defendants in a suit.
- n. Acceptance of an issue tendered in law or fact.
- n. A joining of causes of action or defense in civil suits or criminal prosecutions.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A joining; conjunction.
- n. In law: The coupling or joining of two causes of action in a suit against another: called more fully joinder of action.
- n. The coupling of two or more persons together as defendants.
- n. The acceptance by a party to an action of the point of controversy put in his adversary's previous pleading: called joinder in demurrer if the previous pleading was a demurrer, joinder of issue if it was an allegation of fact.
From French joindre, to join, from Old French; see join.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin iungō ("join"), through Old French joindre: to join (Wiktionary)