jointure

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  • Info Jointure is, in law, a provision for a wife after the death of her husband.
  • It is great loss to her, for she can get nothing from her jointure.
  • She would go away somewhere, and live as best she might upon her jointure. Cited from The Claverings, by Anthony Trollope
  • Only think -- it; after all, she were to give up her jointure! Cited from The Claverings, by Anthony Trollope
  • The Castle and the jointure-house had been friends of many years' date. Cited from Virginians, By William Makepeace Thackeray
  • When my mother's jointure is paid there is not a great deal left this year, it seems. Cited from The Reason Why, by Elinor Glyn
  • He could see now that he should have demanded her whole income, and have allowed her little or no jointure. Cited from Mr. Scarborough's Family, by Anthony Trollope
  • Shall she sell herself again to me for a jointure? Cited from What Will He Do With It, Lytton, Book 6
  • Do you consider she keeps you out of a good jointure? Cited from John Bull, by J. Arbuthnot
  • My mother ought to take it into consideration and reduce her jointure accordingly. Cited from Sybil, or the Two Nations, by Benjamin Disraeli
  • It might have been her jointure-house now, had my father lived, and so willed it. Cited from Verner's Pride, by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • And allow me to add that I should like to make a large increase to the jointure of my dear mother. Cited from Kenelm Chillingly, E. B. Lytton, Book 4
  • I may, it seems, live upon half my Jointure! Cited from The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3, by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
  • It had been built for the jointure-house of a young countess, whose husband was an old man. Cited from Robert Falconer, by George MacDonald
  • He will make you a hundred and fifty pounds jointure. Cited from The Merry Wives of Windsor, by William Shakespeare
  • She was a very beautiful woman, with a large jointure, and she was obviously in love with him. Cited from Red Pottage, by Mary Cholmondeley
  • The elder lady has her jointure, and the younger is in possession of all her father's fortune. Cited from Armadale, by Wilkie Collins
  • It was specially small on account of his mother's jointure having to be paid out of the estate also. Cited from The Hoyden, by Mrs. Hungerford [AKA: Margaret Wolfe Hamilton]
  • And I am confident he will make my jointure every thing, and more than every thing, I could desire. Cited from Tales and Novels, Vol. V, by Maria Edgeworth
  • I have ordered my lawyer to draw up writings of settlement and jointure -- all shall be done to-night. Cited from Love for Love, by William Congreve
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Meaning of jointure

  • noun (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower