nonjoinder(redirected from nonjoinders)
1. Failure to name as a party one that legally should have been named, as in a lawsuit.
2. Failure to include as part of a cause of action or suit a claim that legally should have been made.
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(Law) law the failure to join as party to a suit a person who should have been included either as a plaintiff or as a defendant. Compare misjoinder
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failure to join a party to an action.
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