jointure

3 ENTRIES FOUND:

join·ture

noun \ˈjin-chər\

Definition of JOINTURE

1
a :  an act of joining :  the state of being joined
b :  joint
2
a :  an estate settled on a wife to be taken by her in lieu of dower
b :  a settlement on the wife of a freehold estate for her lifetime

Examples of JOINTURE

  1. <every jointure in the roof of the harbor tunnel shows signs of leakage>

First Known Use of JOINTURE

14th century

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