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jointure

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[ˈdʒɔɪntʃə], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an estate settled on a wife for the period during which she survives her husband, in lien of a dower.


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Origin:
Middle English (in the sense ‘junction, joint’): from Old French, from Latin junctura (see juncture). In late Middle English the term denoted the joint holding of property by a husband and wife for life, whence the current sense




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