misjoinder

noun
mis·join·der | \ˌmis-ˈjȯin-dər \

Definition of misjoinder 

: an improper union of parties or of causes of action in a single legal proceeding

First Known Use of misjoinder

1789, in the meaning defined above

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misjoinder

noun
mis·join·der | \mis-ˈjȯin-dər \

Legal Definition of misjoinder 

: an incorrect joinder of claims or parties in a legal action also : an impermissible joinder of criminal charges or defendants — compare duplicity, multifarious, multiplicity

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