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[kuh n-joint]
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  1. joined together; united; combined; associated.
  2. pertaining to or formed by two or more in combination; joint.
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  1. conjoints, marriage partners, especially as joint owners of property.
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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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Related Words for conjoint

collective, combined, common, communal, cooperative, joined, joint, linked, mutual, united, conjoined

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Historical Examples of conjoint

  • He will most often succeed in accommodating his sentiments to those of his conjoint.

    The Sexual Question

    August Forel

  • It would be nothing, but for the conjoint circumstance of the shot through the skirt.

    The Death Shot

    Mayne Reid

  • But there had been, he thought, an impudence in the conjoint attack which it was his duty to punish.

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope

  • A conjoint Faculty of Medicine and Surgery was founded in 1423.

    The Story of London

    Henry B. Wheatley

  • And in the conjoint position "yous guys" is separated from "you liar."

    The American Language

    Henry L. Mencken

British Dictionary definitions for conjoint


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


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

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