joint


joint
joint adj
1: common to two or more: as
a: involving the combined activity or negligence of two or more
a joint tort see also joint tortfeasor compare several
b: shared by or affecting two or more as a unit
a joint account
2: united, joined, or sharing with another (as in a right or status)
joint heirs

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

joint
I adjective allied, amalgamated, associated, coadunate, coalitional, collaborative, collective, combined, common, communal, communis, community, concerted, concordant, concurrent, confederate, conjoint, conjugate, conjunct, consolidated, cooperative, coordinated, corporate, correal, harmonious, inseparable, joined, leagued, merged, mixed, mutual, shared, synergetic, unified, united associated concepts: joint account, joint action, joint adventure, joint and several liability, joint enterprise, joint interest, joint liability, joint negligence, joint ownership, joint resolution, joint tenancy, joint tort feasors II index common (shared), concerted, concomitant, concordant, concurrent (united), conjoint, connection (fastening), consensual, federal, harmonious, intersection, mutual (collective)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


joint
adj.
Shared; united.
n.
A marijuana cigarette.

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


joint
Undivided and shared by two or more persons or entities. It can refer to rights, responsibilities, or ownership. For example, when property is held in joint tenancy, each joint tenant (owner) has the right to the use and enjoyment of the entire property.
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations
Category: Divorce & Family Law
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement
Category: Real Estate & Rental Property
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits
Category: Wills, Trusts & Estates

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

joint
The basis on which co-obligors who have together undertaken the same obligation are considered to have assumed liability with each other (unless liability is expressly assumed on a joint and several, or a several liability basis). Joint liability applies whether or not the obligation is indivisible. Subject to certain exceptions, the third party must bring proceedings (whether for recovery of a debt or for specific performance) against all co-obligors.
USA
Also known as joint.
In the case of more than one obligor to an obligation, each obligor is liable for the full amount of the relevant obligation.
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Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.


joint
adj. An ownership interest or expectation shared by two or more individuals, as in a bank account or an estate.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


joint
United; coupled together in interest; shared between two or more persons; not solitary in interest or action but acting together or in unison. A combined, undivided effort or undertaking involving two or more individuals. Produced by or involving the concurring action of two or more; united in or possessing a common relation, action, or interest. To share common rights, duties, and liabilities.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


joint
United; coupled together in interest; shared between two or more persons; not solitary in interest or action but acting together or in unison. A combined, undivided effort or undertaking involving two or more individuals. Produced by or involving the concurring action of two or more; united in or possessing a common relation, action, or interest. To share common rights, duties, and liabilities.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

joint
adj., adv. referring to property, rights or obligations which are united, undivided and shared by two or more persons or entities. Thus, a joint property held by both cannot be effectively transferred unless all owners join in the transaction. If a creditor sues to collect a joint debt, he/she must include all the debtors in the lawsuit, unless the debt is specifically "joint and several," meaning any one of the debtors may be individually liable. Therefore, care must be taken in drafting deeds, sales agreements, promissory notes, joint venture agreements and other documents. A joint tenancy is treated specially, since it includes the right of the survivor to get the entire property when the other dies (right of survivorship).

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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