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Meaning of JOINTURE

Pronunciation:  'joynchur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making or becoming a single unit; "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"
  2. [n]  (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower

JOINTURE is a 8 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: conjugation, legal jointure, unification, union, uniting
 Antonyms: disunion
 See Also: coalescence, coalescency, coalition, combination, combining, compounding, concretion, conglutination, estate, reunification, reunion, tribalisation, tribalization, umbrella



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Join"ture\, n. [F. jointure a joint, orig., a joining,
    L. junctura, fr. jungere to join. See {Join}, and cf.
    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.
  2. \Join"ture\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jointured}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Jointuring}.]
    To settle a jointure upon.
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