Definition of jointress in English:

jointress

Pronunciation /ˈjointrəs/ /ˈdʒɔɪntrəs/

noun

dated Law
  • 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

/ˈjointrəs/ /ˈdʒɔɪntrəs/