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joinder

[join-der] /ˈdʒɔɪn dər/
noun
1.
the act of joining.
2.
Law.
  1. the joining of causes of action in a suit.
  2. the joining of parties in a suit.
  3. the acceptance by a party to an action of an issue tendered.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; < French joindre. See join, -er3
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British Dictionary definitions for joinder

joinder

/ˈdʒɔɪndə/
noun
1.
the act of joining, esp in legal contexts
2.
(law)
  1. (in pleading) the stage at which the parties join issue (joinder of issue)
  2. the joining of two or more persons as coplaintiffs or codefendants (joinder of parties)
  3. the joining of two or more causes in one suit
Word Origin
C17: from French joindre to join
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Word Origin and History for joinder
n.

"act of joining together" (usually in specific legal senses), c.1600, from French joindre "to join," taken as a noun (see join).

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Encyclopedia Article for joinder

in law, processes whereby additional parties or additional claims are brought into suits because addressing them is necessary or desirable for the successful adjudication of the issues.

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