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: an addition of a party to a suit made for the purpose of manufacturing federal jurisdiction
Under the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure a federal district court will not have jurisdiction when collusive joinder is made.
: joinder of a party to a suit required by the court when the party is indispensable to complete relief for parties already involved or when the party claims an interest that may substantially affect the other parties or may be put at risk by the action
—joinder of remedies
: a joining of two claims in one action even though one cannot be recognized until the other is resolvedspecifically: the combination of legal and equitable claims in one action when a fraudulent conveyance must first be set aside legally before equitable relief can be granted to a creditor
: a joining in a suit as coplaintiffs or codefendants of any parties that share common issues of law or fact in regard to the same occurrences or transactionsalso: a joining in one suit of any legal, equitable, or maritime claims a party has against the opposing party
b: a joining of offenses or defendants in an indictment, information, or prosecution
c: a formal answer (as denial of fact) to an issue tendered
moved for summary judgment after joinder of issue
d: a joining into a common transaction
requires the joinder of both spouses— W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.
History and Etymology for joinder
Anglo-French, from joinder to join, from Old French joindre, from Latin jungere