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- n. A widow who has a jointure
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A woman who has a jointure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A woman who has a jointure; a dowager.
- n. A woman who joins with another person in rule or possession.
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Gertrude is described as the 'imperial jointress' of the State, and the
If the tenant bad paid the rent on the day, the payment had been good, though the lessor had died before sun - set; but the executors to account for this to the jointress. ibid.
Bot if the tenant had paid the rent on the day, the payment had been good, though the lessor had died before son-set, but his executors to account for - this rent to the jointress.
‘fornicatress’, ‘cloistress’, ‘jointress’ (all in Shakespeare);