Jointure - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒɔɪntʃər|  American pronunciation of the word jointure
Brit.  |ˈdʒɔɪntʃə|  British pronunciation of the word jointure

noun

- (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower
- the act of making or becoming a single unit (syn: conjugation, unification, union, uniting)

Examples

...every jointure in the roof of the harbor tunnel shows signs of leakage...

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