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From Old French < Latin iūnctūra.
jointure (plural jointures)
- (obsolete) A joining; a joint.
- (law) An estate settled on a wife, which she is to enjoy after her husband's death, for her own life at least, in satisfaction of dower.
- The jointure that your king must make, / Which with her dowry shall be counterpoised.
- (transitive) To settle a jointure upon.
Related terms 
- IPA: /ʒwɛ̃.tyʁ/
jointure f (plural jointures)