Origin of jointure
Examples from the Web for jointure
And I am confident he will make my jointure every thing, and more than every thing, I could desire.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
You tell me the creature has a salary from him equal to your jointure.'The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
"But if my Lady Rackrent dies, there's an end of all jointure," says Jason.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)|Maria Edgeworth
But now that all this great Beaufort property is at my own disposal, I must think of Kate's jointure.Night and Morning, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
A jointure of six hundred thousand dollars a year was settled upon her, and she retained the title and the rank of Empress Queen.
British Dictionary definitions for jointure
- provision made by a husband for his wife by settling property upon her at marriage for her use after his death
- the property so settled
Word Origin for jointure
Word Origin and History for jointure
late 14c., "act or fact of being joined," from Old French jointure "a putting together," from Latin iunctura "a joining, juncture" (see juncture). Specific legal sense from mid-15c.