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jointly

[joint-lee] /ˈdʒɔɪnt li/
adverb
1.
together; in combination or partnership; in common:
My brother and I own the farm jointly.
Origin of jointly
1300-1350
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at joint, -ly
Related forms
quasi-jointly, adverb
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adv.

c.1300, from joint (adj.) + -ly (2). It seems to have chased out joinly (early 15c.).

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