jointure

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noun join·ture \ˈjȯin-chər\

Definition of jointure

  1. 1 a :  an act of joining :  the state of being joined b :  joint

  2. 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 in a sentence

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

14th Century

First Known Use of jointure

14th century


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