join


join
join vt
1: to unite so as to form one unit
join the claims in one action
2 a: to align oneself with esp. in a legal matter
she join ed her husband as plaintiff
b: to cause or order (a person) to become a party to a lawsuit
if the person has not been so join ed, the court shall order that the person be made a partyFederal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 19(a) compare consolidate, implead, interplead, intervene
c: to enter into or participate in
join the suit
vi
1: to come together so as to form a unit
the other victims of the scheme join ed in the suit
2: to commence involvement or participation
if the person should join as a plaintiff but refuses to do so, the person may be made a defendant, or...an involuntary plaintiffFederal Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 19(a)
join·able adj
join issue or join the issue
1: to accept, fix on, or clearly define an issue as the subject of a legal dispute
refused to join issue by filing an answer with the court
2: to take an opposed position on some question
join issue with the conclusion

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

join
I (associate oneself with) verb act in concert, affiliate, align, ally, associate, band together, be united, become a member, become connected with, belong to, combine, confederate, consociate, consort, cooperate, enlist, enroll, enter, fraternize, league together, make an agreement with, mingle, participate, pool, register, se coniungere, side with, sign on, subscribe, take part, take up membership, team up with, unite II (bring together) verb accouple, accumulate, adhere, aggregate, aggroup, alloy, amalgamate, amass, annex, append, assemble, attach, band, bind, blend, bridge, bring in contact, coact, collect, colligate, collocate, combine, commingle, compound, concatenate, conectere, conglomerate, conglutinate, coniungere, conjoin, connect, consolidate, convene, copulare, couple, entwine, federalize, federate, fit together, fuse, gather, glue, group, harness, incorporate, inosculate, interlink, interlock, intertwine, intertwist, interweave, knit, link, marry, mass, match, meld, merge, mix, pair, piece together, pool, put together, rally, splice, subjoin, unify, unite, wed, weld, yoke associated concepts: issue joined, joinder of parties III index abut, accompany, adhere (fasten), affiliate, affix, aggregate, amalgamate, annex (add), append, bond (hold together), border (approach), border (bound), cement, collect (gather), commingle, congregate, connect (join together), consolidate (unite), conspire, contact (touch), correspond (be equivalent), enroll, espouse, federalize (associate), federate, incorporate (include), juxtapose, lock, meet, merge, organize (unionize), participate, register, unite

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


join
v.
To combine or unite; to unite with another party in a lawsuit; to add a cause of action or issue to a lawsuit. See also joinder

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

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