conjoint

[kuh n-joint]

adjective

joined together; united; combined; associated.
pertaining to or formed by two or more in combination; joint.

noun

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

Origin of conjoint

1350–1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin conjunctus (past participle of conjungere). See con-, joint
Related formscon·joint·ly, adverbcon·joint·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for conjoint

conjoint

adjective

united, joint, or associated
Derived Formsconjointly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for conjoint
adj.

late 14c., from Middle French conjoint, past participle of conjoindre (see conjoin). Related: Conjointly (early 14c.).

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