Definitions for: Jointure
[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"
[n] (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower
Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
Join"ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jointured; p. pr. &
vb. n. Jointuring.]
To settle a jointure upon.
Synonyms: conjugation, legal jointure, unification, union, uniting
See Also: coalescence, coalescency, coalition, combination, combining, compounding, concretion, conglutination, estate, reunification, reunion, tribalisation, tribalization, umbrella