/ˈdʒɔɪntrəs/ (say 'joyntruhs)

a woman entitled to a jointure.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Jointress — Joint ress, n. (Law) A woman who has a jointure. [Written also {jointuress}.] Blackstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jointress — [join′tris] n. a woman who has a jointure …   English World dictionary

  • jointress — noun Date: 1602 a woman having a legal jointure …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • jointress — /joyn tris/, n. Law. a woman on whom a jointure has been settled. [1595 1605; JOINT(E)R + ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • jointress — noun A widow who has a jointure …   Wiktionary

  • jointress — n. widow who holds a jointure, woman who inherited an estate upon the death of her husband …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jointress — noun Law, dated a widow holding a jointure. Origin C17: feminine of obs. jointer joint owner …   English new terms dictionary

  • jointress — joint·ress …   English syllables

  • jointress — ointress, jointuress A woman who has an estate settled on her by her husband, to hold during her life, if she survives him …   Black's law dictionary

  • jointress — A married woman upon whom a jointure has been settled. See jointure …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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