About The Word Jointure

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Jointure

Jointure Meaning & Definition
Jointure Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Jointure?

[n] the act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"
[n] (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower

Synonyms | Synonyms for Jointure: conjugation | legal jointure | unification | union | uniting

Related Terms | Find terms related to Jointure: agglomeration | agglutination | aggregation | appanage | articulation | bond | bracketing | clustering | combination | communication | concatenation | concourse | congeries | conglomeration | conjugation | conjunction | connection | convergence | copulation | coupling | dot | dower | dowry | endowment | foundation | gathering | hookup | intercommunication | intercourse | interlinking | investment | joinder | joining | junction | knotting | legal jointure | liaison | linkage | linking | marriage | marriage portion | meeting | merger | merging | pairing | portion | settlement | splice | symbiosis | thirds | tie | tie-in | tie-up | unification | union | yoking

See Also | coalescence | coalescency | coalition | combination | combining | compounding | concretion | conglutination | estate | reunification | reunion | tribalisation | tribalization | umbrella

Jointure In Webster's Dictionary

\Join"ture\, n. [F. jointure a joint, orig., a joining, L. junctura, fr. jungere to join. See {Join}, and cf. {Juncture}.] 1. A joining; a joint. [Obs.] 2. (Law) An estate settled on a wife, which she is to enjoy after husband's decease, for her own life at least, in satisfaction of dower. The jointure that your king must make, Which with her dowry shall be counterpoised. --Shak.
\Join"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jointured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jointuring}.] To settle a jointure upon.

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