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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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Differential diagnosis in painful ischiopubic synchondrosis (IPS): a case report.
(4.) Asymmetric closure of ischiopubic synchondrosis in pediatric patients: correlation with foot dominance.
MR imaging of the ischiopubic synchondrosis. Magn Reson Imaging 2000;18:519-24.
The intersphenoidal (iss) and the intrapostsphenodial synchondroses (its) showed complete fusion at birth in 188 cases (94%) and in all cases above the age of 3 months, but a sclerotic remnant is more commonly seen in the intersphenoid synchondrosis (Figure 6).
The rostrum ossicle of the Bertin synchondrosis was partially fused by 6 months of life in 184 cases (92%).
Grade 1###Margins of the synchondrosis are clearly separated on all sections
In young athletes, long-term pain relief was achieved by inducing bony union of the accessory navicular Type II with the os navicular by percutaneous drilling of the synchondrosis. A return to full sports activity in 3 months has been claimed using this technique.
Biomechanics of the accessory navicular synchondrosis. Foot Ankle.
The width of sixth and seventh rib cartilage synchondrosis and the length of the eighth rib cartilage are key factors determining auricular framework reconstruction.
The os trigonum is corticated and articulates with the lateral talar tubercle through a synchondrosis. Os trigonum syndrome results from repetitive microtrauma or acute forced plantar flexion of the foot.
A residual cartilaginous synchondrosis joins the triangular type II ossicle approximately 1 to 2 mm medial and posterior to the navicular.
[3] During the first phase, from birth to the second year of life, synchondrosis is responsible for skull growth.