jointure (n.) Old form(s): ioyncture , ioynter, ioynture
marriage settlement, part of a husband's estate due to his widow
3H6 III.iii.136[Lewis to Warwick, of marriage between Edward and Bona] forthwith shall articles be drawn / Touching the jointure that your king must make
AYL IV.i.49[Rosalind as Ganymede to Orlando] a better jointure, I think
MW III.iv.49[Shallow to Anne, of Slender] He will make you a hundred and fifty pounds jointure
RJ V.iii.297[Capulet to Montague, taking his hand] This is my daughter's jointure, for no more / Can I demand
TS II.i.363[Tranio as Lucentio to Baptista, of his wealth to offer Bianca] all which shall be her jointure
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