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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.

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 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)

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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Dowsett sat quietly and waited, while Leon Guggenhammer struggled into articulation.
There was no unfinished story waiting his hand, no new story demanding articulation. He had studied late, and it was nearly time for breakfast.
She was talking rapidly, musically, and with exceptionally correct articulation and expressive intonation.
The perspiration stood in beads upon his face, his knees knocked together, his every limb trembled, the power of articulation was quite gone; and there he stood, panting for breath, gazing on them with such livid ashy looks, that they were infected with his fear, though ignorant of its occasion, and, reflecting his dismayed and horror-stricken visage, stared back again without venturing to question him; until old John Willet, in a fit of temporary insanity, made a dive at his cravat, and, seizing him by that portion of his dress, shook him to and fro until his very teeth appeared to rattle in his head.
"Dear, dear!" said sister Martha, not meaning to be audible, but driven to some articulation under this pressure of dates.
And Bassett, raising his hand in signal, bending forward his head as agreed so as to expose cleanly the articulation to his taut spinal cord, forgot Balatta, who was merely a woman, a woman merely and only and undesired.
I do not mean to be satirical, but to express my appreciation of those youths' singing, when I state that I perceived clearly that it was akin to the music of the cow, and they were at length one articulation of Nature.
The pint was thrown out, sir, by those two friends when they did me the great service of waiting on the lady to try if a union betwixt the lady and me could not be brought to bear--the pint, I say, was thrown out by them, sir, whether if, after marriage, I confined myself to the articulation of men, children, and the lower animals, it might not relieve the lady's mind of her feeling respecting being as a lady-- regarded in a bony light.
Infiltration of anomalous articulations: Steroid and anaesthetic injections in 10 back-pain patients.
After some silence he moved toward me and said, "You imitate her dynamics well, but did it ever occur to you to also imitate her articulations?" His demeanor and slender smile conveyed a peculiar combination of politeness, gentle sarcasm and yet encouragement.
La TRANSTU a mis en place des supports metalliques en forme de pyramide entre les articulations des wagons des metros pour eviter les accidents.
Turau, "Computing bridges, articulations, and 2-connected components in wireless sensor networks," in Algorithmic Aspects of Wireless Sensor Networks, vol.

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