Legal term for land held jointly by man and wife. This form of tenure ensured that should the husband die first his wife could enjoy the estate until her death, rather than being subject to the whims of the heir. This could mean a long-lived widow frustrating the heir for many years. A further advantage of jointure was that it delayed, at least, the superior lord's right of *wardship. -
Cf. Dower

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  • jointure — [ ʒwɛ̃tyr ] n. f. • 1080; lat. junctura, de jungere 1 ♦ (XIe) Endroit où les os se joignent. ⇒ articulation, attache. Jointure des doigts (⇒ nœud) . Faire craquer ses jointures. Jointures du cheval : le boulet, et par ext. le paturon (qui s… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Jointure — is, in law, a provision for a wife after the death of her husband. As defined by Sir Edward Coke, it is a competent livelihood of freehold for the wife, of lands or tenements, to take effect presently in possession or profit after the death of… …   Wikipedia

  • Jointure — Join ture, n. [F. jointure a joint, orig., a joining, L. junctura, fr. jungere to join. See {Join}, and cf. {Juncture}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A joining; a joint. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) An estate settled on a wife, which she is to enjoy after …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jointure — Join ture, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Jointured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jointuring}.] To settle a jointure upon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jointure — index dower Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 jointure …   Law dictionary

  • jointure — (n.) late 14c., act or fact of being joined, from O.Fr. jointure a putting together, from L. iunctura a joining, juncture (see JUNCTURE (Cf. juncture)). Specific legal sense from mid 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • jointure — Jointure. s. f. v. Joint. Toutes les jointures du corps. au dessus de la jointure. il avoit des douleurs dans les jointures …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • jointure — [join′chər] n. [< OFr < L junctura, a joining < jungere: see YOKE] 1. Now Rare an act or instance of joining 2. Law a) an arrangement by which a husband grants real property to his wife for her use after his death b) the property thus… …   English World dictionary

  • jointure — (join tu r ) s. f. 1°   Endroit où les os se joignent. •   Les os sont brisés de distance en distance, ils ont des jointures où ils s emboîtent les uns dans les autres, FÉN. Exist. 31.    Fig. •   Alors [à la mort du Dauphin], si on ose hasarder… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Jointure — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Jointure est un concept relatif à la gestion d une base de données relationnelle ; Jointure est une revue littéraire créée en 1982, suite directe de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • JOINTURE — s. f. Joint. Toutes les jointures du corps. Au dessus de la jointure. Il avait des douleurs dans les jointures. Ces deux pierres, ces deux morceaux de bois sont si bien ajustés, qu on ne peut apercevoir la jointure. Il est moins usité que Joint,… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

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