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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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The investigators concluded that power studies showed no benefit to surgical treatment for type III AC joint injuries.
The coracoclavicular ligaments provide vertical stability to the AC joint, while the AC ligaments confer horizontal stability.
After being assessed by the Reds medical staff, it's been decided that Coutinho will now have surgical stabilisation on the AC joint in his shoulder.
The pain was localized to the AC joint with a painful cross-arm adduction test.
Pratley revealed he was pressured into making an early return after damaging the AC joint in his shoulder during a 4-1 win over Preston last January.
He said: "That hit against Saracens had me worried that I'd dislocated the shoulder, to be honest, but it was the AC joint I had hurt.
Radiographs revealed a type II acromion with degenerative changes in the AC joint, a sclerotic greater tuberosity, and a meso type of os acromiale (Fig.
It's not the AC joint that's damaged but rather the muscles around it.
He became the latest key name to be sidelined for the champions when he ruptured his AC joint following a collision with Gary Thompson.
Pratley (right) revealed he was pressured into making an early return after damaging the AC joint in his shoulder during a 4-1 win over Preston last January.
He has a total rupture of his AC joint so he will be gone for about three months.