nonjoinder

noun

non·​join·​der ˌnän-ˈjȯin-dər How to pronounce nonjoinder (audio)
: failure to include a necessary party to a suit at law

Word History

First Known Use

1833, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonjoinder was in 1833

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Cite this Entry

“Nonjoinder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonjoinder. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

nonjoinder

noun
non·​join·​der ˌnän-ˈjȯin-dər How to pronounce nonjoinder (audio)
: the failure to join a party to a lawsuit
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