[ join-der ]
/ ˈdʒɔɪn dər /


the act of joining.
  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.

Origin of joinder

From the French word joindre, dating back to 1595–1605. See join, -er3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for joinder


/ (ˈdʒɔɪndə) /


the act of joining, esp in legal contexts
  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

Word Origin for joinder

C17: from French joindre to join
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