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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 AC joint is a diarthrodial joint with an intra-articular meniscus and a surrounding joint capsule.
com/news/latest-news/145258-philippe-coutinho-injury-update) need surgery on the AC joint in his shoulder , possibly ruling him out of his side's next six games.
New Zealand coach Steve Hansen told reporters it appeared Carter had injured the AC joint in his right shoulder and that he could be out for between four and six weeks.
The AC joint is where the acromion (a part of the scapula) and the clavicle meet.
I have been carrying a shoulder problem since the Gloucester game a few weeks back, a bang to my AC joint, and just having a bit of respite on that means I am back fit and ready.
Taylor landed heavily on his left shoulder while attempting to take a catch in the first Twenty20 match of the series, sustaining an injury to his AC joint in the process.
Darzins, who last season was a teammate of Karsums in Riga before signing a longterm contract with Ak Bars, had a less than memorable initiation into his new club after seriously injuring his AC joint in his club's 15th game of the regular season.
James is a bit easier to read because he's done his AC joint.
Shaw, 36, had been doubtful ever since damaging his AC joint in the opening minutes of England's defeat to Ireland at Twickenham.
Shaw, 36, had been doubtful since damaging his AC joint in the opening minutes of England's defeat to Ireland at Twickenham on February 27.
The authors propose that the test acts by loading the AC joint from below, and generating tension in the bicipital-labral complex.
I popped my AC joint against Worcester so that put me out to the end of the season.