jointure jointure

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower
  2. (n) the act of making or becoming a single unit

Usage(s):

  1. By the terms of his will, his widow is left an interest in the London residence, a jointure worth about $5,000 annually and the residue of his personal property.
  2. At birth these bones are not completely joined, the jointure being fulfilled by membranes, which change into bone as the person grows older.
  3. Without either side wanting it, the battle seemed on its way to jointure.

News

  • Ghosts and Goblins at the Developmental Learning Center in New Providence

    Individuals in haunted house include: (from left)) Developmental Learning Center â New Providence student with vocational education teachers, Rachel Montagna and Gail Padavano.   The Morris-Union Jointure Commission Developmental Learning Center-New Providence, located at 330 Central Ave., held its annual...
    on November 1, 2013     Source: Independent Press

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