Definitions for "Jointure"
Keywords:  dower, freehold, wife, lieu, husband
An estate settled on a wife, which she is to enjoy after husband's decease, for her own life at least, in satisfaction of dower.
To settle a jointure upon.
A freehold estate created for the life of a wife and to take effect upon the death of her husband. Under common law, such a provision as jointure was made prior to marriage and was made in lieu of dower.
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"
A joining; a joint.