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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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At the conclusion of the meeting, the delegations were unanimous in expressing their optimism at the substantial progress made on the issues critical to the implementation of the ITER project, in particular the successful beginning to the process for the Joint Assessment of Specific Sites.
The panel also proposed setting up an ODA assessment group for more detailed and intensive study, preparing better organized forms for assessment reports, creating databases of reports, disclosing reports through the Internet, expanding joint assessment with nongovernmental organizations and increasing civilian ODA monitors.
Joint assessment establishes "clear two-way channels for communications from home to school and from school to home" and "communications about school programs and student progress .
Should coobligors on a joint assessment be other than husband and wife, such as a limited partnership and its general partner, or a corporation and its responsible directors, separate offers must be submitted.
Early in 2010, a joint assessment by Kozloduy and Spain's Iberdrola reported that a seventh unit at the site would be viable, and the government is considering this, and a possible eighth unit, independently of plans for Belene.
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The three institutions have made a first joint assessment of the Greek reform proposals submitted Thursday night.
Contract notice: Framework agreement on joint assessment of regional growth efforts.
A delegation from the European Space Agency (ESA) is due in Cyprus next month to update the joint assessment of the island's space activities, communications minister Marios Demetriades said on Tuesday.
The meeting adopted a proposal to maintain cooperation with the Arab Monetary Fund and presented a working paper on the preparation for the second round of assessment in the filed of AML within the framework of the subsequent follow up for the joint assessment processes.
He said a joint assessment mission with the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) was underway to find out more about their situation, and the needs, including family reunification or foster care for those who are separated or unaccompanied.
The report of UN Secretary General pointed to the development strategy which was based on the assessment made by the Joint Assessment Mission.

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