- 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 of joinderOld French joindre, use of infinitive as noun : see join
- Law A joining of causes of action or parties in a single lawsuit.
- The act of joining.
Origin of joinderFrom French joindre to join from Old French; see join .
A litigant is joined by a "notice of joinder". The substantive application is an "application for joinder".
From Latin iungō (“join”), through Old French joindre: to 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.