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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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Between the two, the majority of member states do not question the usefulness of having a coordinated assessment but few are willing to accept a joint assessment of all legislation concerned.
However, under the principles agreed at the seminar, signatories located in other jurisdictions will also report information to the Joint Assessment Unit.
The Metropolitan Police said a joint assessment panel of senior detectives and prosecutors had decided full inquiries were necessary into allegations that expenses were misused.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "After consideration by the joint assessment panel, the Met has decided to launch an investigation into the alleged misuse of expenses by a small number of MPs and peers.
The proposed joint assessment would analyze the conditions needed to be in place for the voluntary, successful and sustainable return of refugees in safety and dignity.
and Canada have agreed to do a joint assessment on trafficking.
After a joint assessment team confirmed that an aerial port of debarkation (APOD) was capable of supporting military operations, the JTF-PO would be deployed to the APOD to receive forces, equipment, and supplies.
Three capabilities form the foundation for training transformation: Joint Knowledge Development and Distribution Capability, Joint National Training Capability, and Joint Assessment and Enabling Capability, Mayberry said.
The two-day review was a joint assessment into whether the aircraft incorporates the Pentagon's performance requirements, Boeing officials in St.
Meanwhile, farmers' leaders and inspection bodies have agreed to promote a joint assessment for beef and dairy farm assurance ahead of the lifting of the OTM rule.
When asked about the possibility of joint assessment or parallel reviews of product applications, Woodcock noted the challenges in setting up such a structure.
A Redcar and Cleveland Council spokesman said: "The council and the police are involved in a joint assessment of the situation in an attempt to find ways of resolving the obvious problems.

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