Jointure definitions

join'chər
The act of joining or the state of being joined.
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An act or instance of joining.
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A life estate that reverts to a wife after her husband’s death.
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(law) An estate settled on a wife, which she is to enjoy after her husband's death, for her own life at least, in satisfaction of dower.
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To settle a jointure upon.
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Origin of jointure

Middle English from Anglo-Norman from Latin iūnctūra joint juncture