"jointures" in the noun sense
1. jointure, legal jointure
law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower
2. union, unification, uniting, conjugation, jointure
the act of making or becoming a single unit
"the union of opposing factions"
"he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays"
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