noun Law.
an estate or property settled on a woman in consideration of marriage, to be owned by her after her husband's death.
Obsolete. a joint tenancy limited in favor of a husband and wife.

1325–75; Middle English < Old French < Latin junctūra, equivalent to junct- (see joint) + -ūra -ure

jointured, adjective
jointureless, adjective
unjointured, adjective Unabridged
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jointure (ˈdʒɔɪntʃə)
1.  law
 a.  provision made by a husband for his wife by settling property upon her at marriage for her use after his death
 b.  the property so settled
2.  obsolete the act of joining or the condition of being joined
[C14: from Old French, from Latin junctūra a joining]

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