Jointure vs Jointured - What's the difference?

jointure | jointured |

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.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(Webster 1913)


(en noun)
  • (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.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The jointure that your king must make, / Which with her dowry shall be counterpoised.
  • *1633 , John Donne,
  • *:Beasts do no jointures lose
  • *:Though they new lovers choose;
  • *:But we are made worse than those.
  • Verb

  • To settle a jointure upon.
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  • (of an estate) Bequeathed to a wife through jointure.
  • (of a wife) Supplied with an estate through jointure.