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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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Finally, "giving of itself" means that some texts bring about new formulations-syntheses that show us how to understand the larger whole, and become an articulus stantis vel cadentis fidei: "the crucified people is the sign of the times" (Ellacuria), "the glory of God is the poor person who lives" (Archbishop Romero).
Offered spells include "Liber cardiacamo" to free someone from pining over unrequited love, "Excito articulus singularis" to never sleep late again, "Elountous saetu" to temporarily change the weather, and much more.
The doctrine of justification by faith that Luther called articulus stantis et cadentis ecclesiae (the article by which the church stands or falls)--to what does it call us?
In Articulus 3 of his Summa Theologiae, "Utrum in superfluitate ludi possit esse peccatum" Aquinas concludes: "Et sic pater quod excessus in ludo est peccatum mortale" (1039; 2-2, q.