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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(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.
A woman to whom an estate is bequeathed via jointure.