misjoinder
noun Date: 1789 an improper union of parties or of causes of action in a single legal proceeding

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  • misjoinder — mis·join·der /mis jȯin dər/ n: an incorrect joinder of claims or parties in a legal action; also: an impermissible joinder of criminal charges or defendants compare duplicity, multifarious, multiplicity …   Law dictionary

  • Misjoinder — Mis*join der, n. (Law) An incorrect union of parties or of causes of action in a procedure, criminal or civil. Wharton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • misjoinder — [mis join′dər] n. Law the improper joining together of parties or of different causes of action in one lawsuit or other legal proceeding …   English World dictionary

  • Misjoinder — In legal procedure (both civil and criminal), misjoinder refers to a wrongful joinder. Misjoinder of causes of action, or counts, consists in joining several demands to enforce substantive rights of recovery that are distinct and contradictory.… …   Wikipedia

  • misjoinder — /mis joyn deuhr/, n. Law. a joining in one suit or action of causes or of parties not permitted to be so joined. [1850 55; MIS 1 + JOINDER] * * * …   Universalium

  • misjoinder — noun /ˌmɪsˈdʒɔɪn.də(ɹ)/ An incorrect union of parties or of causes of action in a procedure in criminal or civil court …   Wiktionary

  • misjoinder — n. illegal joining, illegal affiliation (Law) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • misjoinder — mis·joinder …   English syllables

  • misjoinder — mis•join•der [[t]mɪsˈdʒɔɪn dər[/t]] n. Law. law a joining in one suit or action of causes or of parties not permitted to be so joined • Etymology: 1850–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • misjoinder — /mɪsˈdʒɔɪndə/ (say mis joynduh) noun a joining in one law suit or action of causes or of parties not permitted to be so joined. {mis 1 + joinder} …   Australian English dictionary

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