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English noun: jointure

1. jointure (possession) (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower


Synonymslegal jointure


Broader (hypernym)estate


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

2. jointure (act) the act of making or becoming a single unit


SamplesThe union of opposing factions.
He looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays.


Synonymsconjugation, unification, union, uniting


Broader (hypernym)combination, combining, compounding


Narrower (hyponym)coalescence, coalescency, coalition, concretion, conglutination, reunification, reunion, tribalisation, tribalization, umbrella


Antonymsdisunion









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