[ UK /d‍ʒˈɔ‍ɪnt‍ʃɐ/ ]
  1. (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower
  2. 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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How To Use jointure In A Sentence

  • Neither she nor I were charged with any offense, but while I was left homeless and destitute, she was granted control of her jointure lands and allowed to live at Chelsea Manor. Secrets of the Tudor Court
  • Harriet — Augustus — let me intreat, let me insist upon it, that my father be immediately assured my ready — my officious consent waits to sign any deed, however binding, which shall give liberty to the whole of the jointured estate. Vicissitudes in Genteel Life
  • He has lately lost much more than he can pay, at the gaming table, and this savage wretch, who thought to have drawn you into his den, was not only to have paid the debt of honor, as (by a total inversion of words) it is generally called, but likewise to have given a release of the jointured estate in Vicissitudes in Genteel Life
  • The artificial limb, in a white sock and brown flat shoe, was bound in a heavy material like canvas and ended in an ugly jointure where it was attached to the stump.
  • Most of the great families of England have a secondary residence, which is called a jointure-house: let the new house be of that kind.’ Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides
  • We must destroy them and we must form jointures and bring the best teachers and the best equipment under one roof.
  • 'T is like a discrowned queen, for her jointure is small, and she is now no more consequence to his party, so his death has struck away her worldly glory at a blow. The Ladies A Shining Constellation of Wit and Beauty
  • But from 1633 onward it became the anchor of the Jenkin family in Kent; and though passed on from brother to brother, held in shares between uncle and nephew, burthened by debts and jointures, and at least once sold and bought in again, it remains to this day in the hands of the direct line. Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin
  • It is however whispered about, that she has dearly earned this affectionate treatment, by giving up her right in the jointured estate, and thereby rendering herself entirely pennyless, except his lordship has gratitude sufficient to induce him to determine upon laying by a yearly sum for her future support. Vicissitudes in Genteel Life
  • (though not till various other means had been proposed and rejected) Mr. Maynard hinted a supposition that it was possible your affectionate duty might induce you to liberate the jointured estate. Vicissitudes in Genteel Life
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