nonjoinder

[ non-join-der ]
/ nɒnˈdʒɔɪn dər /

noun Law.

omission to join, as of a person who should have been a party to an action.

Origin of nonjoinder

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

nonjoinder

/ (ˌnɒnˈdʒɔɪndə) /

noun

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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