jointly and severally

idiom

: both together and separately
Both spouses are jointly and severally liable for the tax.

Examples of jointly and severally in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The court ordered confiscations of more than $181 million related to the scandal and sentenced all defendants to pay — jointly and severally — approximately $218 million to civil parties. Timothy H.j. Nerozzi Fox News, Fox News, 16 Dec. 2023 First, disgorgement was tailored to each individual and not awarded jointly and severally. The Insider, Forbes, 3 Nov. 2021 As did the lawsuit before it, the new filing seeks a judgment in excess of $75,000, jointly and severally, against the entities and officials. Darcie Moran, Detroit Free Press, 9 Sep. 2021

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“Jointly and severally.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jointly%20and%20severally. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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