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conjoint

[kuh n-joint] /kənˈdʒɔɪnt/
adjective
1.
joined together; united; combined; associated.
2.
pertaining to or formed by two or more in combination; joint.
noun
3.
conjoints, marriage partners, especially as joint owners of property.
Origin of conjoint
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Latin conjunctus (past participle of conjungere). See con-, joint
Related forms
conjointly, adverb
conjointness, noun
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  • In the concentric mass, however, they stand out sharp and clear, and the conjoint effect seems preordained.

  • It would be nothing, but for the conjoint circumstance of the shot through the skirt.

    The Death Shot Mayne Reid
  • Secondly, of the moral feelings.the intellectual powers, and then their conjoint influence on the bodily form.

  • But there had been, he thought, an impudence in the conjoint attack which it was his duty to punish.

    The Prime Minister Anthony Trollope
  • Democracy is self-government of the community by the conjoint will of the majority of numbers.

  • A conjoint Faculty of Medicine and Surgery was founded in 1423.

    The Story of London Henry B. Wheatley
  • They hunted out Mrs. Barnet and heard her ideas about conjoint homes for spinsters in the Garden Suburb.

    The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
  • It is under the conjoint management of sisters and brothers of charity and lay nurses of both sexes.

    The Mediterranean T. G. (Thomas Gray) Bonney, E. A. R. Ball, H. D. Traill, Grant Allen, and Arthur Griffiths
  • On the other hand Irish has developed a peculiar system of absolute and conjoint inflection with different sets of endings.

  • Motor-cells forming one conjoint band along the upper course of the mid-rib only.

    Grasses H. Marshall Ward
British Dictionary definitions for conjoint

conjoint

/kənˈdʒɔɪnt/
adjective
1.
united, joint, or associated
Derived Forms
conjointly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for conjoint
adj.

late 14c., from Middle French conjoint, past participle of conjoindre (see conjoin). Related: Conjointly (early 14c.).

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