Definitions for jointureˈdʒɔɪn tʃər

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  1. jointure, legal jointure(noun)

    (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower

  2. union, unification, uniting, conjugation, jointure(noun)

    the act of making or becoming a single unit

    "the union of opposing factions"; "he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"

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  1. jointure(Noun)

    A joining; a joint.

  2. jointure(Noun)

    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.

  3. jointure(Verb)

    To settle a jointure upon.

  4. Origin: From < iunctura.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Jointure(noun)

    a joining; a joint

  2. Jointure(noun)

    an estate settled on a wife, which she is to enjoy after husband's decease, for her own life at least, in satisfaction of dower

  3. Jointure(verb)

    to settle a jointure upon

  4. Origin: [F. jointure a joint, orig., a joining, L. junctura, fr. jungere to join. See Join, and cf. Juncture.]

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  1. Jointure

    Jointure is, in law, a provision for a wife after the death of her husband. As defined by Sir Edward Coke, it is "a competent livelihood of freehold for the wife, of lands or tenements, to take effect presently in possession or profit after the death of her husband for the life of the wife at least, if she herself be not the cause of determination or forfeiture of it':. A jointure is of two kinds, legal and equitable. A legal jointure was first authorized by the Statute of Uses. Before this statute a husband had no legal seisin in such lands as were vested in another to his "use", but merely an equitable estate. Consequently it was usual to make settlements on marriage, the most general form being the settlement by deed of an estate to the use of the husband and wife for their lives in joint tenancy so that the whole would go to the survivor. Although, strictly speaking, a jointure is a joint estate limited to both husband and wife, in common acceptation the word extends also to a sole estate limited to the wife only. The requisites of a legal jointure are: ⁕the jointure must take effect immediately after the husband's death; ⁕it must be for the wife's life or for a greater estate, or be determinable by her own act;


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