joinder definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a joining; act of meeting or coming together
- a joining of causes
- a joining of parties as plaintiffs or defendants
- a uniting on facts or procedure
- an accepting of an issue offered
Origin: Old French joindre, use of infinitive as noun : see join
joinder definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The act of joining.
- Law a. A joining of causes of action or defense in a suit.b. A joining of parties in a suit.c. Formal acceptance of an issue offered.
Origin: From French joindre, to join, from Old French; see join.
joinder - Legal Definition
The combination of separate parties or claims into a single lawsuit.compulsory joinder
The required joinder of a party without whom a dispute cannot be fully resolved.misjoinder
The joining of a party who is not properly a part of the case.nonjoinder
The failure to join a party who should be part of the case.permissive joinder
The optional joinder of parties or claims because of an overlap in the issues or interests involved.