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Origin of jointure
OTHER WORDS FROM jointurejointured, adjectivejoin·ture·less, adjectiveun·join·tured, adjective
Words nearby jointure
Example sentences 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