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nonjoinder

[non-join-der]
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noun Law.
  1. omission to join, as of a person who should have been a party to an action.
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Origin of nonjoinder

First recorded in 1825–35; non- + joinder
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British Dictionary definitions for nonjoinder

nonjoinder

noun
  1. law the failure to join as party to a suit a person who should have been included either as a plaintiff or as a defendantCompare misjoinder
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