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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR JOINTURE

"But if my Lady Rackrent dies, there's an end of all jointure," says Jason.

And I am confident he will make my jointure every thing, and more than every thing, I could desire.

"You will do me the favour, mother, to accept of this addition to your jointure," said he.

The Castle of Montargis is my jointure; at Orleans there is no house.

So skillfully is this done that it is impossible to detect the lines of jointure.

I began to be of the same opinion;—but then there was the jointure.

The likelihood is, that your mother's jointure will be the utmost we can save from the wreck.

As to any provision for her, it must have taken the form of a settlement, a jointure, or a dower.

To Katharine, his wife, if she claimed no jointure, an annuity of £13 6s.

She was an Irish peer's widow, with a jointure of L2000 a year.

WORD ORIGIN

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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