joint defendant

joint defendant
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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  • joint — United; combined; undivided; done by or against two or more unitedly; shared by or between two or more; coupled together in interest or liability. The term is used to express a common property interest enjoyed or a common liability incurred by… …   Black's law dictionary

  • defendant — The person defending or denying; the party against whom relief or recovery is sought in an action or suit or the accused in a criminal case. See also joint defendants nominal defendant …   Black's law dictionary

  • codefendant — co·de·fen·dant /ˌkō di fen dənt, ˌdant/ n: a joint defendant Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. codefendant …   Law dictionary

  • corespondent — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. third party, second man, second woman, other man, other woman, one corner of the triangle, joint respondent, joint defendant; see also defendant , other …   English dictionary for students

  • corespondent — noun the codefendant charged with adultery with the estranged spouse in a divorce proceeding • Syn: ↑co respondent • Hypernyms: ↑codefendant, ↑co defendant * * * |kō+ noun Etymology: co + respondent : a joint respondent; …   Useful english dictionary

  • codefendant — /koh di fen deuhnt/, n. a joint defendant. [1630 40; CO + DEFENDANT] * * * …   Universalium

  • co respondent — (Law) joint defendant accused of having committed adultery with the spouse (defendant) in a divorce case …   English contemporary dictionary

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