jointure(redirected from jointures)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.
a. 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.
b. The property so designated.
2. The act of joining or the state of being joined.
[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin iūnctūra, joint; see juncture.]
1. (Law) law
a. provision made by a husband for his spouse by settling property upon her or him at marriage for her or his use after the husband's 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]
an estate or property settled on a woman at marriage, to be owned by her in the event of her husband's death.
[1325–75; Middle English < Old French < Latin junctūra; see juncture]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||jointure - (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
estate - everything you own; all of your assets (whether real property or personal property) and liabilities
|2.||jointure - 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"|
coalescence, coalescency, conglutination, coalition, concretion - the union of diverse things into one body or form or group; the growing together of parts
reunification, reunion - the act of coming together again; "monetary unification precipitated the reunification of the German state in October 1990"
umbrella - having the function of uniting a group of similar things; "the Democratic Party is an umbrella for many liberal groups"; "under the umbrella of capitalism"
n (Jur) → Wittum nt