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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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Founded in Latvia in 2000, Primekss developed the PrimeComposite Jointless Concrete Floor System and has placed 10 of millions of feet throughout Europe.
It's ideal for use in applications where a flat, jointless surface is desired.
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The IOCU Series combines structural monocoque design with carbon-composite materials, resulting in seamless, jointless structures that are said to be lighter weight, significantly stronger, and more corrosion resistant than metal and other composite shelter systems.
In place of crisp corners, radiused edges--as in Tokyo Prada (AR August 2003)--create the illusion of a jointless architecture.
As she bourrees on pointe, her jointless yet oddly articulate upper limbs delicately caress the air, forming looping undulations and crisscrossing patterns.
In his Flora (Uffizi), painted as early as 1518, the nails of the jointless fingers are indicated only where they catch flecks of light: something like the smile of the vanished Cheshire cat.
Those with a muscle and joint sensory dysfunction often feel jointless or weightless, and like to feel pressure on their joints and muscles.
This jointless flooring system consists of a troweled epoxy basecoat with a durable multicolor quartz aggregate topcoat.
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