Meaning of jointure

join•ture

Pronunciation: ( join'chur), [key]
— n. Law.
  1. an estate or property settled on a woman in consideration of marriage, to be owned by her after her husband's death.
  2. a joint tenancy limited in favor of a husband and wife.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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