Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: , past participle of joindre; JOIN


1 adjective
joint1 W2 [only before noun]
1 involving two or more people or groups, or owned or shared by them:
The two ministers have issued a joint statement.
Both companies are involved in the joint development of a new medium-sized car.
Both parties must sign the form if the account is to be in joint names (=belong to two named people).
The meal was a joint effort (=two or more people worked on it together).

joint venture

BBC a business activity begun by two or more people or companies working together

joint resolution

law a decision or law agreed by both houses of the US Congress and signed by the President
jointly adverb:
tenants who are jointly responsible for their rent

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