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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.


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 anyone 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). (See: joint tenancy, joint and several, joint venture, tenancy in common)


adjective allied, amalgamated, associated, coalitional, collaborative, collective, combined, common, communal, communis, community, concerted, 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 advennure, joint and several liability, joint enterprise, joint interrst, joint liability, joint negligence, joint ownership, joint resolution, joint tenancy, joint tort feasors
See also: collective, common, concerted, concomitant, concordant, concurrent, conjoint, connection, consensual, federal, intersection, mutual, united

JOINT. United, not separate; as, joint action, or one which is brought by several persons acting together; joint bond, a bond given by two or more obligors.

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11 All these studies supported that mobilization techniques and Wax bath is a useful remedy in stiff joints which is in accordance with our study.
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Rive says that with an industry New Zealand grant the company has developed a range of organically certified herbal extracts to help with conditions such as stiff joints in older animals, skin problems, nervous conditions and general health concerns in animals.
Some or all of the following conditions may occur: short stature, mental retardation, cloudy corneas, stiff joints, speech and hearing impairment, chronic runny nose, hernia, heart disease, hyperactivity, chronic diarrhea, and shortened life span.
Throw in long hours at a computer and the discomfort is multiplied by eye strain, stiff joints and other aches and pains.
Benefits include calming the nervous system, improving blood circulation, curing indigestion, loosening stiff joints, toning up muscles, building up stamina and refreshing the skin.
Gently massaging stiff joints may help, as may heat (a warm bath or shower, or an infrared lamp).
Some people find that after they've moved around and loosened up their stiff joints and muscles, dressing is easier.
Upon review of the established standards (Step One) and following completion of the nursing monitor (Step Two), the rehabilitation department recognized that not enough attention was directed to contractures, or the care and treatment of frozen or stiff joints (Step Three).