mis·​join·​der ˌmis-ˈjȯin-dər How to pronounce misjoinder (audio)
: an improper union of parties or of causes of action in a single legal proceeding

Word History

First Known Use

1789, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of misjoinder was in 1789

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“Misjoinder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/misjoinder. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

Legal Definition


mis·​join·​der mis-ˈjȯin-dər How to pronounce misjoinder (audio)
: 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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