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jointure

provision made by a husband for his wife by settling property upon her at marriage for her use after his death or the property so settled.

JOINTURE, estates.. A competent livelihood of freehold for the wife, of lands and tenements; to take effect in profit or possession, presently after the death of the husband, for the life of the wife at least.
     2. Jointures are regulated by the statute of 27 Hen. VIII. o. 10, commonly called the statute of uses.
     3. To make a good jointure, the following circumstances must concur, namely; 1. It must take effect, in possession or profit, immediately from the death of the husband. 2. It must be for the wife's life, or for some greater estate. 3. It must be limited to the wife herself, and not to any other person in trust for her. 4. It must be made in satisfaction for the wife's whole dower, and not of part of it only. 5. The estate limited to the wife must be expressed or averred to be, in satisfaction of her whole dower. 6. It must be made before marriage. A jointure attended with all these circumstances is binding on the widow, and is a complete bar to the claim of dower; or rather it prevents its ever arising. But there are other. modes of limiting an estate to a wife, which, Lord Coke says, are good jointures within the statute, provided the wife accepts of them after the death of the husband. She may, however, reject them, and claim her dower. Cruise, Dig. tit. 7; 2 Bl. Com. 137; Perk. h.t. In its more enlarged sense, a jointure signifies a joint estate, limited to both husband and. wife. 2 131. Com. 137. Vide 14 Vin. Ab. 540; Bac. Ab. h.t.; 2 Bouv. Inst. n. 1761, et seq.

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(1.1.24-32) Once property was settled on the couple, in the form of a jointure or land grant, or on trustees through a marriage treaty or covenant (later known as a settlement), Master Thorney would be unable to interfere with it or reclaim it.
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The Portuguese group of commonlands was established in 2002 by the jointure of seven Baldios belonging to seven parishes of Amarante (a Porto's municipality; Figure 1.) and occupying a total of 6817 ha.
It contains the sub queries to be sent to the corresponding sources via the associated wrappers and the reconstruction operators (for example: union and jointure) that will be used to integrate results delivered by the wrappers.
Il incarne plutot un espace indetermine, une jointure amovible qui admet d'innombrables articulations possibles et provisoires.
situation, one that exceeds partnership but does not reach the extent of full jointure.
Shakespeare characteristically probes the stress lines in the jointure between the private and corporate persons at the same time that he probes the centrifugal energies inherent in the several stations of royal vocation.
She is not particularly concerned with his aristocratic status, as suggested when she playfully compares him to a snail, who "though he comes slowly he carries his house on his head--a better jointure, I think, than you make a woman" (4.1.49-51).
Dennison declared, he would make over one half of his estate immediately to his son, and that his daughter-in-law should be secured in a jointure of four hundred" (303).
Experiential and interactive--the totemite listens to the Dreaming, addresses the Dreaming-place when approaching it, and joins together with the Dreaming in animus during ceremony thereby achieving a mystical jointure and entering into the being of the Divine.