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JOINT, n. L. junctura. See Join.

1. The joining of two or more things.
2. In anatomy, the joining of two or more bones an articulation as the elbow, the knee, or the knuckle.
3. A knot the union of two parts of a plant or the space between two joints an internode as the joint of a cane, or of a stalk of maiz.
4. A hinge a juncture of parts which admits of motion.
5. The place where two pieces of timber are united.
6. In joinery, straight lines are called a joint, when two pieces of wood are planed.
7. One of the limbs of an animal cut up by the butcher.

Out of joint, luxated dislocated as when the head of a bone is displaced from its socket. Hence figuratively, confused disordered misplaced.

JOINT, a. Shared by two or more as joint property.

1. United in the same profession having an interest in the same thing as a joint-heir or heiress.
2. United combined acting in concert as a joint force joint efforts joint vigor.

Joint stock, the capital or fund of a company or partnership in business.

JOINT, To form with joints or articulations used mostly in the participle as the fingers are jointed a cane has a jointed stalk.

1. To form many parts into one as jointed wood.
2. To cut or divide into joints or quarters.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Joint'. King James Dictionary.

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