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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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

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)

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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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As the hinge joint was completely damaged when the hollow slab was sent from the field to the lab, before test, the original hinge joint concrete was removed completely; part of bridge surface pavement layer was removed; and then, the blocks were hoisted to the support (one end of the test girder support was slab rubber support, and the other end was Teflon slide plate rubber support), as shown in Figure 3.
Previous attempts to investigate the deterioration of hinge joints by visual inspection, which involves the removal of structural concrete around the joint to expose the reinforcement bars, have noted particular defects; the majority have cracks running through the throat and a loss of waterproofing.
Abbreviations: ACU stands for anchoring unit, MU for measurement unit, AJU for adjustment unit, UJ for universal joint, HJ/PM for the two hinge joints configured in parallelogram mechanism, P for pointer, SP for special pen, CH for cardholder, SB for side bars, BB for basement bar, HC for holding coils, HJ for hinge joint, and TB for thrust bearing permitting pivot rotation.
Roland Pritchard was one of the first surgeons to recognize the value of a loose hinge joint with a polyethylene bushing.
The Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) created a model, of two hinge joint assemblies.
This is located on the frame-bottom, between the trigger and the hinge joint. Hold the frame upside down by the grip area, and while holding the trigger to the rear, strike the frame just behind the hinge joint several sharp blows with a plastic mallet.
A dog's knee, like our own, is a hinge joint. The only movement we want in a knee joint is for it to be able to flex and extend, like a hinge.
In the human body, what name is given to the hinge joint between the lower thigh and the lower leg?
The gliding joints of the mid-foot, Sinkoe explains, cannot be forced to bend like the hinge joints of the toes, and bending a foot like that can damage ligaments or cause tiny bone pieces to break off.
These hinge joints, known as temporomandibular joints (TMJs) connect the lower jawbone (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull.
After all the hinges have been lubricated, open and close the door a few times to work the petroleum jelly into the hinge joints.