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 for Joint tenant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Joint \Joint\ (joint), a. [F., p. p. of joindre. See Join.]
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     1. Joined; united; combined; concerted; as, joint action.
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     2. Involving the united activity of two or more; done or
        produced by two or more working together.
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              I read this joint effusion twice over. --T. Hook.
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     3. United, joined, or sharing with another or with others;
        not solitary in interest or action; holding in common with
        an associate, or with associates; acting together; as,
        joint heir; joint creditor; a joint bank account; joint
        debtor, etc. "Joint tenants of the world." --Donne.
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     4. Shared by, or affecting two or more; held in common; as,
        joint property; a joint bond.
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              A joint burden laid upon us all.      --Shak.
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     Joint committee (Parliamentary Practice), a committee
        composed of members of the two houses of a legislative
        body, for the appointment of which concurrent resolutions
        of the two houses are necessary. --Cushing.
  
     Joint meeting, or Joint session, the meeting or session
        of two distinct bodies as one; as, a joint meeting of
        committees representing different corporations; a joint
        session of both branches of a State legislature to chose a
        United States senator. "Such joint meeting shall not be
        dissolved until the electoral votes are all counted and
        the result declared." --Joint Rules of Congress, U. S.
  
     Joint resolution (Parliamentary Practice), a resolution
        adopted concurrently by the two branches of a legislative
        body. "By the constitution of the United States and the
        rules of the two houses, no absolute distinction is made
        between bills and joint resolutions." --Barclay (Digest).
  
     Joint rule (Parliamentary Practice), a rule of proceeding
        adopted by the concurrent action of both branches of a
        legislative assembly. "Resolved, by the House of
        Representatives (the Senate concurring), that the
        sixteenth and seventeenth joint rules be suspended for the
        remainder of the session." --Journal H. of R., U. S.
  
     Joint and several (Law), a phrase signifying that the debt,
        credit, obligation, etc., to which it is applied is held
        in such a way that the parties in interest are engaged
        both together and individually thus a joint and several
        debt is one for which all the debtors may be sued together
        or either of them individually; used especially in the
        phrase joint and several liability.
  
     Joint stock, stock held in company.
  
     Joint-stock company (Law), a species of partnership,
        consisting generally of a large number of members, having
        a capital divided, or agreed to be divided, into shares,
        the shares owned by any member being usually transferable
        without the consent of the rest.
  
     Joint tenancy (Law), a tenure by two or more persons of
        estate by unity of interest, title, time, and possession,
        under which the survivor takes the whole. --Blackstone.
  
     Joint tenant (Law), one who holds an estate by joint
        tenancy. Contrassted with tenant in common.
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