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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jointure  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jointure  \Join"ture\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Jointured};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Jointuring}.] 
  To  settle  a  jointure  upon 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jointure 
  n  :  an  estate  secured  to  a  prospective  wife  as  a  marriage 
  settlement  in  lieu  of  a  dower 




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