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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 join·ture /ˈʤɔɪnʧɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Join·ture n.
 1. A joining; a joint. [Obs.]
 2. Law An estate settled on a wife, which she is to enjoy after husband's decease, for her own life at least, in satisfaction of dower.
 The jointure that your king must make,
 Which with her dowry shall be counterpoised.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Join·ture v. t. [imp. & p. p. Jointured p. pr. & vb. n. Jointuring.] To settle a jointure upon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage
           settlement in lieu of a dower [syn: legal jointure]
      2: 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" [syn: union, unification,
          uniting, conjugation] [ant: disunion]