Definition of jointure :
1. A joining; a joint.
2. 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.
3. To settle a jointure upon.
pairing, uniting, trades union, spousal relationship, legal jointure, joining, brotherhood, sum, labor union, colligation, trade union, fusion, mating, conglutination, conjugation, unification, union, join, wedlock, sexual union, matrimony
junction (part of speech: noun)
affiliation, affixation, juncture, attachment, annexation, branch, adherence, connectedness, connection, meeting, wedding, consolidation, amalgamation, marriage, coupling, bond, splice, alliance, joint, juxtaposition, merger, relationship, synergy, junction, abutment, conjunction, adjacency
- The lady had a small jointure, and lived partly with her uncle, Lord Elling, partly with Squire Blancove, her aunt's husband, and a little by herself, which was when she counted money in her purse, and chose to assert her independence. - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
- Lady Marabout is a very charming person, despite her little foibles, and she gives very pleasant little dinners, both at her house in Lowndes Square and in her jointure villa at Twickenham, where the bad odors of Thames are drowned in the fragrance of the geraniums, piled in great heaps of red, white, and variegated blossom in the flowerbeds on the lawn. - "Cecil Castlemaine's Gage, Lady Marabout's Troubles, and Other Stories", Ouida.
- Hilda had not noticed the thin ribbon almost concealed in the jointure of the pages. - "Hilda Lessways", Arnold Bennett.