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joinder

[join-der]
noun
  1. the act of joining.
  2. Law.
    1. the joining of causes of action in a suit.
    2. the joining of parties in a suit.
    3. the acceptance by a party to an action of an issue tendered.
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Origin of joinder

From the French word joindre, dating back to 1595–1605. See join, -er3
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Examples from the Web for joinder

Historical Examples

  • She can not encumber or dispose of her separate estate without his joinder.

    The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV

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  • He speaks of the benefit of joinder as derived from the persona of the grantor.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • The joinder of times is given to those who succeed to the place of another.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • The way of thinking which led to the accessio or joinder of times is equally visible in other cases.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • But the succession which admits a joinder of times is not hereditary succession alone.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.


British Dictionary definitions for joinder

joinder

noun
  1. the act of joining, esp in legal contexts
  2. law
    1. (in pleading) the stage at which the parties join issue (joinder of issue)
    2. the joining of two or more persons as coplaintiffs or codefendants (joinder of parties)
    3. the joining of two or more causes in one suit
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Word Origin

C17: from French joindre to join
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Word Origin and History for joinder

n.

"act of joining together" (usually in specific legal senses), c.1600, from French joindre "to join," taken as a noun (see join).

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