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.

Nearby words

  1. conjoin,
  2. conjoined,
  3. conjoined anastomosis,
  4. conjoined twin,
  5. conjoined twins,
  6. conjointly,
  7. conjugal,
  8. conjugal rights,
  9. conjugant,
  10. conjugata

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

conjoint

adj.

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

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