join·​ture ˈjȯin-chər How to pronounce jointure (audio)
: an act of joining : the state of being joined
: joint
: an estate settled on a wife to be taken by her in lieu of dower
: a settlement on the wife of a freehold estate for her lifetime

Examples of jointure in a Sentence

every jointure in the roof of the harbor tunnel shows signs of leakage
Recent Examples on the Web To see the feeble jointure of his hip and his paunch. Katherine Dunn, The New Yorker, 4 May 2020

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'jointure.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of jointure was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near jointure

Cite this Entry

“Jointure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!