misjoinder
mis·join·der /mis-'jȯin-dər/ n: an incorrect joinder of claims or parties in a legal action; also: an impermissible joinder of criminal charges or defendants compare duplicity, multifarious, multiplicity

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

misjoinder
noun bad match, incongruity, misalliance, misfit, mismatch associated concepts: misjoinder of causes, misjoinder of parties

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


misjoinder
n.
An improper joinder.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


misjoinder
The improper inclusion of parties (plaintiffs or defendants) or causes of action (legal claims) in a single lawsuit. (See also: joinder)
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

misjoinder
n.
   the inclusion of parties (plaintiffs or defendants) or causes of action (legal claims) in a single lawsuit contrary to statute. Reasons for a court ruling that there is misjoinder include: a) the parties do not have the same rights to a judgment; b) they have conflicting interests; c) the situations in each claim (cause of action) are different or contradictory; or d) the defendants are not involved (even slightly) in the same transaction. In a criminal prosecution the most common cause for misjoinder is that the defendants were involved in different alleged crimes, or the charges are based on different transactions.
   See also: joinder

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Misjoinder — Mis*join der, n. (Law) An incorrect union of parties or of causes of action in a procedure, criminal or civil. Wharton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misjoinder — [mis join′dər] n. Law the improper joining together of parties or of different causes of action in one lawsuit or other legal proceeding …   English World dictionary

  • Misjoinder — In legal procedure (both civil and criminal), misjoinder refers to a wrongful joinder. Misjoinder of causes of action, or counts, consists in joining several demands to enforce substantive rights of recovery that are distinct and contradictory.… …   Wikipedia

  • misjoinder — noun Date: 1789 an improper union of parties or of causes of action in a single legal proceeding …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • misjoinder — /mis joyn deuhr/, n. Law. a joining in one suit or action of causes or of parties not permitted to be so joined. [1850 55; MIS 1 + JOINDER] * * * …   Universalium

  • misjoinder — noun /ˌmɪsˈdʒɔɪn.də(ɹ)/ An incorrect union of parties or of causes of action in a procedure in criminal or civil court …   Wiktionary

  • misjoinder — n. illegal joining, illegal affiliation (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misjoinder — mis·joinder …   English syllables

  • misjoinder — mis•join•der [[t]mɪsˈdʒɔɪn dər[/t]] n. Law. law a joining in one suit or action of causes or of parties not permitted to be so joined • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • misjoinder — /mɪsˈdʒɔɪndə/ (say mis joynduh) noun a joining in one law suit or action of causes or of parties not permitted to be so joined. {mis 1 + joinder} …   Australian English dictionary

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