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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


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