Jointure vs Jointuress - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between jointure and jointuress

is that jointure is (obsolete) a joining; a joint while jointuress is a woman to whom an estate is bequeathed via jointure.

As a verb jointure

is to settle a jointure upon.

jointure

English

(Webster 1913)

Noun

(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

    (jointur)
  • To settle a jointure upon.
  • References

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    jointuress

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • A woman to whom an estate is bequeathed via jointure.