Definitions for "Joinder"
The act of joining; a putting together; conjunction.
A joining of parties as plaintiffs or defendants in a suit.
A joining of causes of action or defense in civil suits or criminal prosecutions.
Acceptance of an issue tendered in law or fact.
Joinder is a legal term which refers to the inclusion of additional counts or additional defendants on an indictment. In English law, charges for any offence may be joined in the same indictment if those charges are founded on the same facts, or form or are a part of a series of offences of the same or a similar nature. A number of defendants may be joined in the same indictment even if no single count applies to all of them, provided that the counts are sufficiently linked.