Nonjoinder definition

nŏn-joindər
(law) Failure to include some person in a suit, when such person should have been included either as a plaintiff or defendant.
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Failure to name as a party one that legally should have been named, as in a lawsuit.
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Failure to include as part of a cause of action or suit a claim that legally should have been made.
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(law) The omission of a party that was necessary to an action.
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Noun

Singular:
nonjoinder
Plural:
nonjoinders

Origin of nonjoinder