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First published 1960 (SND Vol. V).
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JOINT, adj., n.

Sc. combs.: 1. joint adventure, in Sc. Law: a limited kind of partnership for carrying out a particular undertaking and having restricted effects as regards liability, etc. (Sc. 1896 W. K. Morton Manual 275). Hence joint adventurer. Obs. since the Partnership Act of 1890. See also 4.; 2. joint-girse, horse-tail, Equisetum (Ork. 1959). Cf. Joiner, 2. Also in Eng. dial.; †3. joint session, = general session s.v. General, II. 7.; †4. joint trade, = 1.; 5. joint-weed, the common couch-grass, Agropyrum repens.1. Sc. 1838 W. Bell Dictionary 538:
A joint trade is merely an union of the joint adventurers for a particular adventure . . . A company may be partners to a joint adventure.
Sc. 1927 Gloag and Henderson Intro. Sc. Law 247:
A partnership for one particular transaction (known as a joint adventure).
3. Sc. 1892 Scots Mag. (March) 275:
Eight years of the best work of his whole life did Chalmers spend in Glasgow, from 1815–1823 — first in the Tron parish in the city, hampered then by a joint-session.
4. Sc. 1754 Erskine Principles III. iii. § 10:
A joint trade is not a copartnership, but a momentary contract, where two or more persons agree to contribute a sum, to be employed in a particular course of trade.
5. Crm. 1795 Stat. Acc.1 XIV. 90:
These fields are over-run with weeds, particularly quickens (or joint-weed).

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