Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Law A joining of causes of action or parties in a single lawsuit.
  • noun The act of joining.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A joining; conjunction.
  • noun In law: The coupling or joining of two causes of action in a suit against another: called more fully joinder of action.
  • noun The coupling of two or more persons together as defendants.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of joining; a putting together; conjunction.
  • noun A joining of parties as plaintiffs or defendants in a suit.
  • noun Acceptance of an issue tendered in law or fact.
  • noun A joining of causes of action or defense in civil suits or criminal prosecutions.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun law The joining a litigant to a suit.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From French joindre, to join, from Old French; see join.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin iungō ("join"), through Old French joindre: to join

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