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[join-cher] /ˈdʒɔɪn tʃər/

noun, Law.
an estate or property settled on a woman in consideration of marriage, to be owned by her after her husband’s death.
Obsolete. a joint tenancy limited in favor of a husband and wife.

(obsolete) the act of joining or the condition of being joined

late 14c., “act or fact of being joined,” from Old French jointure “a putting together,” from Latin iunctura “a joining, juncture” (see juncture). Specific legal sense from mid-15c.


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