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Noun: jointure  joyn-chu(r)
  1. (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower
    - legal jointure
  2. The act of making or becoming a single unit
    "the jointure of opposing factions";
    - union, unification, uniting, conjugation

Derived forms: jointures

Type of: combination, combining, compounding, estate

Encyclopedia: Jointure