together; in combination or partnership; in common: My brother and I own the farm jointly.

Nearby words

  1. jointed,
  2. jointedly,
  3. jointer,
  4. jointer plane,
  5. jointless,
  6. jointress,
  7. jointure,
  8. jointworm,
  9. joinvile,
  10. joinville

Origin of jointly

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at joint, -ly

Related formsqua·si-joint·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for jointly



c.1300, from joint (adj.) + -ly (2). It seems to have chased out joinly (early 15c.).

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