join·​ture | \ ˈjȯin-chər How to pronounce jointure (audio) \

Definition of jointure

1a : an act of joining : the state of being joined
b : joint
2a : 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

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Examples of jointure in a Sentence

every jointure in the roof of the harbor tunnel shows signs of leakage

First Known Use of jointure

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

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

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