From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Joinder \Join"der\, n. [F. joindre. See Join, v. t.]
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   1. The act of joining; a putting together; conjunction.
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            Confirmed by mutual joinder of your hands. --Shak.
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   2. (Law)
      (a) A joining of parties as plaintiffs or defendants in a
      (b) Acceptance of an issue tendered in law or fact.
      (c) A joining of causes of action or defense in civil
          suits or criminal prosecutions.
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