jointure

Definitions:

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  • The designation of property, held by one spouse (historically the husband) and jointly used by both spouses, to be provided to the other spouse (historically the wife) in the event of the death of the spouse holding the property.
  • The property so designated.
  • The act of joining or the state of being joined.
  • To settle a jointure upon.
  • A joining or coupling together; junction; union; conjunction.
  • A joint of armor.
  • An estate in lands or tenements settled before marriage on the intended husband and wife jointly.
  • An estate or property settled on a woman in consideration of marriage, and to be enjoyed by her after her husband's decease.
  • To settle a jointure upon.
  • A joining; a joint.
  • 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.
  • A <xref>joining</xref>; a <xref>joint</xref>.
  • An <xref>estate</xref> settled on a wife, which she is to enjoy after her husband's death, for her own life at least, in satisfaction of <xref>dower</xref>.
  • To settle a jointure upon.
  • the act of making or becoming a single unit
  • (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower
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