As a noun jointure
is (obsolete) a joining; a joint.
As a verb jointure
is to settle a jointure upon.
As an adjective jointured is
(of an estate) bequeathed to a wife through jointure.
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(obsolete) A joining; a joint.
(legal) 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.
*1633 , John Donne,
*:Beasts do no jointures lose
*:Though they new lovers choose;
*:But we are made worse than those.
- The jointure that your king must make, / Which with her dowry shall be counterpoised.
To settle a jointure upon.
(of an estate) Bequeathed to a wife through jointure.
(of a wife) Supplied with an estate through jointure.