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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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FIXED JOINT These are firmly secured by fibrous tissue.
Level 2: Completion of the Joint Professional Military Education I (JPME I) course, the accrual of 18 joint-qualification points, and certification by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
When the solderability of a joint is not perfect, then such a joint will show non- or imperfect wetting and will never result in a fat joint.
The JRAC provides the single point of contact in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for addressing the urgent needs of the joint warfighter.
Even on a small scale, implementing a joint use library can be an extremely complex undertaking.
Combining the two creates a joint that is almost as good at reducing maximum rotational lash as an angled CVJ with ball bearings, and has almost the same sliding force as a straight-track CVJ with roller bearings.
This article argues that we already have a joint profession and the processes to develop and manage the body of joint knowledge.
The partners continue to pursue opportunities through a second joint venture between SL Green and the City Investment Fund, an affiliate of MSREF.
The SX cartridge upgrade for Type S rotary joints offers the ability to re-use an existing head, flexible hoses and syphon equipment.
It could be the truck's Carden-style CV joints are worn.
Joint ventures are also a favored investment vehicle where foreign laws limit foreign ownership or control over local businesses, and where two entities with different strengths join forces to enter a new market or start a new line of business.
David's, an exempt organization that owned and operated healthcare facilities in Texas, entered into a hospital joint venture with a subsidiary of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp.