jointress

[join-tris]

noun Law.

a woman on whom a jointure has been settled.

Origin of jointress

First recorded in 1595–1605; joint(e)r + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for jointress

jointress

noun

law a woman entitled to a jointure
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