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jointress Syllabification: joint·ress
Pronunciation: /ˈjointrəs/

Definition of jointress in English:


Law , dated
A widow who holds a jointure.
Example sentences
  • Having won the fight, Hamlet married his brother's widow Gertrude who acquired the status of jointress rather than that of queen dowager.


Early 17th century: feminine of obsolete jointer 'joint owner'.

Words that rhyme with jointress

laundress • fortress

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