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A joint or articulation (or articular surface) is the connection made between bones in the body which link the skeletal system into a functional whole. They are constructed to allow for different degrees and types of movement. Some joints, such as the knee, elbow, and shoulder, are self-lubricating, almost frictionless, and are able to withstand compression and maintain heavy loads while still executing smooth and precise movements. Other joints such as sutures between the bones of the skull permit very little movement (only during birth) in order to protect the brain and the sense organs. The connection between a tooth and the jawbone is also called a joint, and is described as a fibrous joint known as a gomphosis. Joints are classified both structurally and functionally.

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    NSW Shares - joint holdings

    Hi, the deceased has a will leaving everything to one party. They also hold a substantial joint share holding with this party. I know with joint holdings the beneficiary is the surviving joint holder. In this situation though does the value of the joint holding require to be added to probate and...
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    QLD Solicitor not communicating to Joint Executors

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    VIC Joint executors and beneficiaries

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    QLD Joint bank account after the divorce

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    VIC Owning property both as a tenant in common and as a joint proprietor

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    ACT Joint finance and ownership with expartner

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