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jointress

[join-tris] /ˈdʒɔɪn trɪs/
noun, Law.
1.
a woman on whom a jointure has been settled.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; joint(e)r + -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for join-tress

jointress

/ˈdʒɔɪntrɪs/
noun
1.
(law) a woman entitled to a jointure
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