[ kuhn-joint ]
See synonyms for: conjointconjointly on

  1. joined together; united; combined; associated.

  2. pertaining to or formed by two or more in combination; joint.

  1. conjoints, marriage partners, especially as joint owners of property.

Origin of conjoint

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle French, from Latin conjunctus (past participle of conjungere ); see con-, joint

Other words for conjoint

Other words from conjoint

  • con·joint·ly, adverb
  • con·joint·ness, noun

Words Nearby conjoint Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use conjoint in a sentence

  • The conjoint movement of the leaders toward the Indian bivouac was a signal for their followers to mingle and exchange greetings.

    Overland | John William De Forest
  • Two or three of them have most excellent voices; and the conjoint efforts of the body are in many respects capital.

  • On the other hand Irish has developed a peculiar system of absolute and conjoint inflection with different sets of endings.

  • The Epistles are full of cordial tributes to the conjoint pleasures of literature and friendship.

    Keats | Sidney Colvin
  • The surface of the soil thus held in conjoint ownership was hard and carefully swept, but intersected by open drains.

    The Country Doctor | Honore de Balzac

British Dictionary definitions for conjoint


/ (kənˈdʒɔɪnt) /

  1. united, joint, or associated

Derived forms of conjoint

  • conjointly, adverb

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