Definition of jointress in English:

jointress

noun

Law
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  • A widow who holds a jointure.

    • ‘Having won the fight, Hamlet married his brother's widow Gertrude who acquired the status of jointress rather than that of queen dowager.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

jointress

/ˈdʒɔɪntrəs/