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jointure

[ join-cher ]
/ ˈdʒɔɪn tʃər /
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noun Law.
an estate or property settled on a woman in consideration of marriage, to be owned by her after her husband's death.
Obsolete. a joint tenancy limited in favor of a husband and wife.
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Origin of jointure

1325–75; Middle English <Old French <Latin junctūra, equivalent to junct- (see joint) + -ūra-ure

OTHER WORDS FROM jointure

jointured, adjectivejoin·ture·less, adjectiveun·join·tured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for jointure

jointure
/ (ˈdʒɔɪntʃə) /

noun
law
  1. provision made by a husband for his wife by settling property upon her at marriage for her use after his death
  2. the property so settled
obsolete the act of joining or the condition of being joined

Word Origin for jointure

C14: from Old French, from Latin junctūra a joining
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