jointure

noun join·ture \ ˈjȯin-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 in a Sentence

  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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