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First published 1952 (SND Vol. III).

CONJUNCT, adj. Sc. law: joint; used in such combs. as conjunct fee, — fiars, — persons, etc. (See quots.)Sc. 1754 J. Erskine Princ. Law Scot. (1903) iii. viii. 15:
If the right be taken to the two [strangers] jointly, and the longest liver and their heirs, the several shares of the conjunct flars are affectable by their creditors during their lives.
Sc. 1890 Bell Dict. Law Scot. 226:
In questions between husband and wife, where the right is taken to them “in conjunct fee and liferent, and the heirs of their body,” or “their heirs” indefinitely, the general rule is that the husband is sole fiar, and the wife a mere liferentrix.
Ib. 227:
Conjunct persons are . . . in general, all persons who, by their relationship to the insolvent person, would be legally incapable of acting as witnesses or judges in a cause in which he was concerned.

Hence conjunctly, adv., jointly in pro rata shares.Ib. 229:
When the obligants are bound merely “conjunctly,” only pro rata liability is inferred.
Abd. 1734 in Huntly Express (29 May 1936):
The Bailie, in respect of the said confession, fines and amerciatts each of the said Defenders in twenty pounds Scots; and decerns conjunctly for twelve pounds of assythment to the privat party.

[O.Sc. conjunct, as above, from 1456; also conjunctly, from 1428 (D.O.S.T.).]

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