conjoint

[kuh n-joint]
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noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for conjoint

Historical Examples of conjoint

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

  • 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

conjoint

adjective
  1. 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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