jointure definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Now Rare an act or instance of joining
- an arrangement by which a husband grants real property to his wife for her use after his death
- the property thus settled; widow's portion
- Obsolete the holding of property jointly
Origin: ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin junctura, a joining ; from jungere: see yoke
jointure definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Law a. An arrangement by which a man sets aside property to be used for the support of his wife after his death.b. The property so designated.
- The act of joining or the state of being joined.
Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin iūnctūra, joint; see juncture.
jointure - Legal Definition
A life estate that reverts to a wife after her husband’s death.